Istanbul has been generating a lot of buzz lately, and it's no surprise. A culturally rich and beautiful city, Istanbul lies not just at the nexus of the European and Asian continents, but likewise at the crossroads of ancient and modern, traditional and cosmopolitan. A stroll along the Bosphorus' blue-green waters will reward with sights of tiny wooden fishing boats and enormous Black Sea-bound oil tankers alike.
Have a look at these pictures, and we think you'll understand what we're talking about. And if you're lucky enough to have already experienced Istanbul's magic, we'd love to see your photos!