Turkey is a beautiful country with tons of attractions. One of the most famous that helped convince us to visit were the famous natural travertine pools in Pamukkale. The travertines, glowing white natural hot pools terraced along a mountainside, are featured in almost every tourist brochure about Turkey. Rightly so. They are amazing.
We usually like to travel slowly, taking the time to discover the character and hidden treasures of a city. Unfortunately, we found ourselves with only an afternoon to check out Istanbul's main sights. After the initial panic subsided, we got busy and set up an itinerary that would let us check out the must see attractions quickly. Luckily, most of Istanbul's main sights are within easy walking distance in the old city in Sultanhamet. Check out the sights and sounds we found in our six hours sightseeing in Istanbul's old city.