Monday, July 20, 2015

Spring break to Constantinople

Being a Greek travelling to Constantinople is a sentimental experience for me, the air, the churches, the Greek Byzantium monuments, Hagia Sophia, the few Greeks friends that live there the atmosphere...Never boring, crossroads of different cultures, bazaars, exquisite food, shisa shops, skyscrapers, humble neighbourhoods, the views of the Bosporus and lots of people...14.000.000 million people in one city make things interesting and diverse enough for everybody.

Spending Easter in Constantinople was a sure bet for fun for us and the nice weather forecast would only make our time there even better.

It was spring and all the roads where filled with colorful tulips the national flower of Turkey.
The Tulip were originally a wild flower growing in the Central Asia and were first cultivated by the Turks as early as 1,000 AD. The flower were introduced in the Western Europe and the Netherlands in the 17th century by Carolus Clusius, a famous biologist from Vienna.