With so many layers of cultural heritage Istanbul was allways as it is today the place where the East meets the West. Two continents, two civilizations looks at each other alongside the strait of Bosphorus. There was a cradle of christianity in Konstantinople, there was a cradle of sufi mysticism in Otoman empire. Now it is a most cosmopolitan megapolis of modern Turkey. All this jazzy blend mixed together with the smells of spices, fish and fried chestnuts just flows in the air.