To combat the heat of Istanbul, we ate. Well, I might add. Our cute little hotel sits above a restaurant, run by the same uber-cool couple, so that made it easier to achieve. Istanbul was populated with beautiful people with interesting faces, and European architecture next to Islamic monuments (and architectural wonders).
It was a story in combinations.
I don’t know if I’ll go back again, but it is definitely a city with many layers to explore and peel back; and I think we only scratched the surface.