After more than 1.5 years we are going back to Germany to finally see family and friends again. But it's a long flight and we decided to stop for a couple of days in Istanbul and visit the magnificent buildings dating from thousands of years of history. Add awesome food and perfect coffee and you have two more reasons to stay for a while. We were on the footsteps of James Bond in the Cisterna Basilica, marveled at the two world religions being displayed at the same time in the Hagia Sophia and sampled some of Istanbul's Bohemia in the Beyoğlu district. Enjoy the photos.