First few glimpses of Istanbul from Turkish Airlines TK-717 reminded me the quote of Lamartine “If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul”. The feeling of French poet Alphonse de Lamartine expressed long back in 18th century did not change even today and I thanked my team for giving their best to achieve this wonderful trip to Istanbul – the only city on earth to spread over two continents separated by the natural strait Bosphorus.
We boarded TK-717 on 25th Nov at 6.45 am. Flying over Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and enjoying the beauty of Hindukush range with snow-capped peaks, blue Caspian Sea through the clouds was really exciting and an experience in itself. After long 6 hours 30 minutes flight, we finally landed at 10.40 am local time. The first thing that amazed me Continue reading “Istanbul – where continents meet”