Our flight from Antalya to Istanbul was delayed by a little over an hour. We felt right at home! Istanbul was formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople. This is where Europe meets Asia. We enjoyed a boat ride along the Bosphorus, vital waterway linking the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. The Asian side was known as Bythinia in Roman times. Peter addressed his epistles to the saints in various parts of modern Turkey (1 Peter 1:1). We made a short visit to the Grand Bazaar. This bazaar is made up of 4,000 little shops. The prices are not that great and one must be able to bargain or else be ripped off.
This photo shows the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey. Here is located the Suleymaniye Mosque, the Hagai Sophia, and Topkapi Palace.