For our second week in Turkey, my group headed to Istanbul. It was my second time in the city, but it was still enjoyable. The ride from Ankara to Istanbul was very pretty and interesting. I had never crossed the Bosporus using one of the two bridges that are reserved for automobiles. Our apartment was in the Beyoglu district, which is less touristy than the Sultanahmet district and has a more Turkish feel. My favorite part of the trip was visiting the Asian side of Istanbul in Kadikoy, which I found to be cheaper and just as accessible as the European side. This was also the area where we met our fellow UM students who are interning in Istanbul. In addition, we visited all of the classic must-see locales within the city. Overall, it was a scenic three days in one of the world's most vibrant cities.
It was strange to see an old Chevy truck from the 90's in the heart of Istanbul with Turkish plates