We all love to travel to new and varied destinations… few of us keep on exploring while few travel infrequently. Wherever we go, most of the times we like the place, enjoy our vacation, take back with us plenty of photos and a heart full of memories. But, from those wonderful reminiscences of several towns and cities, there is that one place… one destination that really touches our soul, make us feel something about it and make us fall in love with it. No, not because of its picturesque landscapes, neither because of its historical monuments… But, because of the vibes it carries, because of the aura it emits and because of the serenity it provides. None of the places that we visited till date touched us the way… like ‘Istanbul’ did.
Terror attacks in and around Istanbul during the few weeks preceding our travel dates made us really hesitant and worried about our visit to the city. At one moment, we also planned to cancel our trip here and instead extend our holiday somewhere else. But, doing so would have cost us a bomb as all the flight and hotel bookings were done in advance. So, with more heavy heart than excitement we started for our journey to Istanbul enroute Cappadocia.
After a long day in Cappadocia, we arrived at Sabiha Airport. The airport seemed quite; don’t know whether it was because of the lack of tourists or was it because of the anxiety in our mind. Stepping out of the Airport area, we saw a good number of vehicles plying on roads, the gleaming highways and bridges… the city seemed to be bustling; helping us to get out of our anxious situation.