Of all the places you'll visit, Turkey will have the most pleasurable impact on your senses. Historic Istanbul, is located between Europe and Asia and divided by the Bosphorus Straight. Discover a riot of colors, sounds, and smells awaiting you around every corner.
With butter soft texture, the beautiful Persian Rugs are almost too nice to walk on. But, whether you want one, or not, a helpful stranger will seemingly offer his assistance, then try to escort you to his friend’s carpet shop. That’s his job. Be prepared to haggle, these folks are pros. If you think you might buy a rug, research price and quality before you leave home.
Finally, return to the Sultanahmet Square and sit listening to the fountain’s tinkling melody. The sensory overload that is Istanbul, may entice you to stay.