I visited 3 times so far and each time was magical. It’s a very special city. I didn’t have any expectations – I never do; I’m open-minded and curious no matter what. I just love to be the ultimate tourist and see every bit of site there is to see. And when all that’s done I walk around on foot with my camera and meander the city randomly. I loved the old city so much. The antiques and the small restaurants. I loved Spice Market and Grand Bazaar. I hope Istanbul will stay the same after the last elections… There’s been a lot of controversial attention on Turkey, which hopefully doesn’t affect the beauty and magic of Istanbul, or the whole country for that matter. I would like to come back and receive my Blogger of the Year Award from Elle magazine!