Enchanting Istanbul, Turkey stakes a claim that not many other cities in the world can, it straddles the continents of Europe and Asia. The city even has a special metro line, called the Marmaray, that crosses from Asia to Europe! The city lies on the Bosporus strait, the body of water that separates the continents, and covers the entire area of the Golden Horn, a natural harbor. The history of Istanbul is vast and can be considered one of the most important cities in all of history. Roman, Ottoman and Byzantine eras have all left their mark on the city in the forms of mosques, buildings and even an obelisk. If history and incredible surroundings appeal to you, Istanbul is a must visit.

This week’s #g1photofriday was uploaded by user @oanh_derer using the hashtag #gate1travel. This picture was taken in Istanbul, Turkey. Be sure to tag your photos on social media with #gate1travel or #g1photofriday to be featured. Check out Gate 1 Travel’s Turkey trips here

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