Happy Monday! I'm caught up on sleep and back to "normal". I uploaded all of my Istanbul photos over the weekend and am sharing the highlights. I didn't have any photos taken with me in them. Stupid.
I know I already shared images of the W where I stayed, but the shower (especially the shower head- not photographed) was SO nice. Notice the Bliss products in the shower. I hoarded them....
Crystals in the elevator. Oh, and I forgot to photograph them, but the hotel also had lucite handrails on the stairs. LOVED them!!!
Gorgeous venetian mirror:
The photo below is nothing special, but my boss and I decided to walk to a "nearby" neighborhood, Taksim. "Nearby" ended up being a 30 minute, mainly uphill, hike. **I exaggerate quite often, but this is NO exaggeration. SO, when we finally made it to freaking Taksim, I decided a photo was absolutely necessary.
About to cross the Bosphorous strait. As far as I know, Istanbul is the only city that spans two continents, so because I crossed the bridge I can technically say I've been to Asia. :)
I loved seeing really old mosques next to modern structures. This contrast seemed to be a general theme throughout the city.
SO clean inside!!
I'm really regretting not buying anything and not having any photos taken with me in them. My kids are going to think I just stole these photos off google. Oh well, I think I'm actually going to Asia in August (not just technically crossing a bridge into it), so I'll be sure to not make the same mistakes!!!