Turkey – ‘East meets West’

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

With a bag on my back and a crazy idea of travelling, I realize this is what I love doing the most. Life is full of surprises, I never even in my wildest dream imagined I will backpack Turkey one day. With Turkey pinned on my map and Istanbul as my first destination I have no idea where to begin, the city is amazing. They claim this is the city of magic and history. Right from the very start, I realize the Turkish people are incredibly friendly.

Upon my arrival at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, the feeling of freedom and happiness had no limits. A couple of Turkish people to my surprise asked me about Bollywood and Amitabh Bachchan and this came as a surprise to me. This is certainly a backpackers paradise. I see a lot of people backpacking and you realize the people you meet are walking the same path as you with a map in hand and the destinations pinned.

Turkey has its own art & music and its multicultural environment add great richness to the country. The first monument I set my eyes on when I arrived by tram was The Blue Mosque and it was beautiful. The metro drove right through Sultanahmet on the way, which is the heart of Istanbul and full of jaw-dropping.

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