Istanbul is one of those cities you have to visit once in your lifetime. It’s a megacity with a population of 12 million people, laying on two continents. I’ve never seen such a fusion of different cultures and people in one place. I can say it is the greatest city on the planet.
A lot of people travel by plane to destinations like this, but me and my girlfriend decided to go with a car. Yes I know it sounded like a bad idea to drive in the most hectic city in the world, but I wanted to give it a try, plus the joy of travelling on the road is priceless. One way to Istanbul from Skopje was about 820 km, which we managed to cover in 8 – 9 hours.
We stayed for 4 days in Caupo, a great and cheap hostel which was located in Karakoy, an area that never sleeps. We covered most of the interesting places, we tried lots of great food and I took some really great photos which I’m really happy to share.