A couple weeks ago, I was in Istanbul for a few days. Boy, I love this city. In my humble opinion, and despite my neverending love for London, Istanbul is something of her own; a brilliant and unique city in many ways. We went to the Princes Islands by ferry on the first day and enjoyed the historical houses, quiet streets, old and huge trees, having no cars around, the iodine smelling breeze and the stunning sunset and the seagulss taking an evening walk on the streets.
It's so nice to have a such a calm corner just half an hour away from one of the loudest cities on earth. Plus, the calamari and shrimps in butter were simply delicious.