If you are a special travel gourmet, then the first time in Istanbul is best to come by ship from the Black Sea. Bosphorus enchants in any weather. Ancient fortresses on their shores and super-modern, with a thousand cars, bridges connecting Europe and Asia.
Through the square from Hagia Sophia you can go to a no less magnificent structure: the Ahmediye Mosque, also called the Blue Mosque. The walls of Ahmedia are covered with tiles so calm, light and pleasant blue in color that, reflecting from the walls, the sun’s rays seem to turn a little blue. Continue reading