3 Nights In Istanbul

A melting cauldron of history, humanity, and humus.

Embracing Discomfort.


Photo by Fatih Yürür on Unsplash

Istanbul, a city that defies description, yet here I am, trying to capture its essence after spending three nights enveloped in its enchantment. It’s a city of contrasts, where history and modernity don’t just meet; they intertwine, dance, and sometimes clash in the streets.

This city, shrouded in mist and mystery, plays host to the drama of life against a backdrop of centuries-old minarets and sleek skyscrapers. It’s a melting cauldron, not just a melting pot, where every ingredient adds depth, flavor, and a bit of magic to the mix.

The food, a delicious foray into the city’s soul, was only a sliver of the experience. It’s the sprawling expanse of Istanbul that took my breath away. Fifteen million souls call this place home, thriving amidst the cacophony of daily life that pulses along the Bosphorus.