How did Reza and I end up at Istanbul?
We were flying to Europe with Turkish Airlines. With a 12-hour of transit time in Istanbul, we figured it was the perfect opportunity to explore the city.
Imagine my surprise when I learned that Turkish Airlines has this program called TourIstanbul where it provides complimentary guided tours of Istanbul for transit passengers! They were offering half and full day tours covering various Istanbul icons and the one we signed up for happened to include the things that I was hoping to see, like the Blue Mosque. They even provided breakfast and lunch. It was a no brainer that we should go for the tour.
Will write about the places we went to next.