STRADDLING THE BOSPHORUS STRAIT between Europe and Asia, Istanbul is etched with thousands of years of history, bearing the marks of the Ancient Greeks, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Turks, and Silk Road traders who’ve lived here over the centuries.
When visiting one of the world’s richest cities in terms of cultural heritage, 48 hours is hardly enough time to even scratch the surface. That being said, it was just enough time for me to get a taste of what Istanbul has to offer — incredible architecture, great food, a fresh art scene, and shopping in some truly one-of-a-kind markets. And although I wish I’d had more time, let’s just say I’ll be back.
All photos by author