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Glass Lantern in Grand Bazaar, Istanbul (Photo by Austin Bowman)

Turkey is a feast for the senses for any new visitor. Tulips originated in Turkey and their images have been found in artwork as far back as the Ottoman Empire. Istanbul, our first destination, is home to over 15 million inhabitants, with a wide range of cultural and economic backgrounds. It is the only city in the world that sits on two continents:  Asia and Europe. It is also usually the first destination for visitors to Turkey and offers plethora of museums, historic buildings, shops and restaurants to easily fill a week-long visit.  As you journey around the city with us, we also will also show you some of the interesting and delicious foods we tasted.  If you enjoy cooking, you might want to try to make a dessert called Künefe.  Look for the recipe and more information on our Projects page here.

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