1 / 25

Istanbul

Istanbul - Where Asia and Europe meet

13 July 2012

Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, is less than seven hours by air from Mumbai. This cradle of civilization, where the best of two worlds collide, is located at the cusp of two continents. SHAYANTANI SARKAR, who has been fascinated with Istanbul since childhood, journeys to the city of her dreams and returns with a treasure-trove of memories. Read more about her experience in Istanbul: Travel Notes from Istanbul

Shayantani Sarkar has lived across the length and breadth of India, but spent her initial years in Kolkata, the city that influenced her as a person. She works in the IT industry and loves her work. She is passionate about travel and photography and reading Paulo Coelho. She relishes good food and gets high on Latin music. She lives in Bangalore. Discover more of her work at her blog

What to read next

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 3.25% (3.405% APR) 30 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

Estate Living in Liberty Knolls at Colonial Forge

Upscale homes & the area’s largest wooded homesites w/ a 1/3 of an acre—located by schools, I-95 & VRE. From the $400s!

Hilton HHonors™ Card

Get 75,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points! Terms Apply. Offer ends 5/4

Answer the Front Door from Anywhere

With Vivint's door bell camera, take your front door with you wherever you go. Call (877) 403-6611 to sign up for a Vivint Smart Home.

Install ADT for $9/Week & Get Free Security Camera

Monitor your home with ADT for only $9 per week including a free home security camera system (an $850 value). Get a free quote! ADT Authorized Dealer

Get This Once-In-A-Lifetime Deal Before It's Gone!

Get 4 Disney Movies For $1 With Membership. See Details. Exclusive Titles, Merchandise, Offers & Discounts. Plus, Free Shipping On Your Initial Order!