Jeff Schneider

Istanbul, Turkey: where Occident meets Orient

The city on the mighty Bosphorus has developed into one of the most atmospheric places in the western hemisphere. It’s a place where cultures collide, and the outcome couldn’t be any more appealing. As you cross one of the many bridges that link the different quarters, you’ll find yourself in a different world. It is not without reason that Istanbul has left both occupants and travelers in awe of its timeless beauty for centuries.

If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.
Alphonse de Lamartine

Vibrant Street Life

Hundreds of fishers work on Galata bridge in Istanbul

It’s hard to imagine Istanbul without its busy Caddesis (streets) and İskelesis (piers). Take a tour of Istanbul and stroll over Galata Bridge to watch hundreds of fishermen at work. By the time you reach the end of the bridge (and crossed the ‘Golden Horn’), you’ll smell the fresh balık…

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