So did everyone but me know how hilly Istanbul is? Were you just not telling me? Of all the preconceptions I had of this town it never once occurred to me how hilly it is, and should be, after all it straddles two continents. As a New Yorker I insist on walking everywhere so invariably anything I wanted to see or do was up a hill. And not some little incline but a huffing and puffing mini-mountain, or so it seemed.
But I digress. I really loved Istanbul, weather aside (who knew how cold it could get there? Or that is snows in Istanbul, I had no clue) it is a lovely city and watching ships go by on the Bosporus at night is something I’ll never forget.