It was a nice ride from Selcuk to Istanbul. The city had its share of tourists, but it was a far cry from the usual numbers that come in due to the recent blasts at the Taksim square and later in the capital.


Turkey is a cultural potpourri that you need to take in as you travel from the East to West. In fact this was the exact route I took entering from Iran. I experienced the Kurdish influence in the East to the European in the West.