Why do we travel if not to learn and feel? Istanbul is a melting pot of history, culture and religion and it is baffling to know where to start to really unravel the essence of this ancient city. Wandering the streets with Salih was like having a friend show you the inside of the city and its people. His passion for history is evident as he explains the stories behind everything you see from the vast mosques to the tastes and smells of the spice bazaar. All questions were answered with knowledge and grace- even more personal questions as I sought to learn a little about Islam and Turkish day to day life. I can not recommend ' My local guide Istanbul' highly enough to any travellers seeking to learn history, see how local people live or simply enjoy a foreign place. I learned so much from Salih and through him experienced a real passion for the history and culture of his city.
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