Istanbul, once known as Byzantium and then Constantinople stretches across two continents, population 14 million. The tourist area is centered around Taksim Square and Istiklal street for entertainment and the historic sites are located across the Galata bridge in Sultanahmet. Public transport consists of trams, a metro and buses and they are not well connected, taxis are probably the easiest way to get around.
I needed a visa which I got online for USD$66, it gives me a total of 90 days in a period of 6 months multiple entry.
I arrived in a drizzle which turned to snow and it kept snowing for the next 3 days, freezing temperatures, luckily the snow and rain stopped for the last two days of my stay. Do not come here in winter hahaha.