Every year, my family and I try to experience and explore one fascinating city.  This year we traveled to the beautiful city of Istanbul, Turkey.  The ancient ruins, the culture and food were seriously out of this WORLD!  A picture is worth a thousand words, so have a peek at the photos from my recent adventure and feel free to share any comments below!  Xo

View from the hotel room overlooking the Bosphorus

Dinner at Tuğra- an opulent Turkish restaurant located inside our hotel (Ciragan Palace)

Best rice pilaf EVER!

Hagia Sophia (The Church of the Holy Wisdom)

Inside the Basilica Cistern- if you look closely, you can see the carp fish swimming in the water.  The carp eat all the algae!

Inside the Grand Bazaar- I found it quite challenging to leave this place..

An assortment of herbs, spices and teas