One of Turkey’s major cities, Istanbul is a truly amazing place and somewhere that every curious traveller has to visit at one point or another. Known as the ‘meeting place’ of East and West, there is something wonderfully magical about this city.
Over the centuries, its central location has made it a target for armies and attacks, from the Greeks and the Romans to the Venetians and the Ottomans, and many reminders of this and these attacks can be found across the city. The fact that this city is situated between two continents was not the only thing that made it a target for other nations; it was also the fact that it is said to be situated at the end of the famous ‘Silk Road’ linking Asia and Europe. This meant that many travellers from other countries travelled here, fell in love with the city, and chose to