Visiting Turkey in April promises tulips during the day and comfortably warm evenings. Indeed, Istanbul may be at its best in the evening, when the swarms of visitors have gone and the city’s architectural treasures glow under lights. The city becomes soft and welcoming – a magical place filled with possibility.
And what could be more magical than to discover the Aya Sofya glowing in the darkness? The largest Christian cathedral in the world for nearly 1000 years and then a mosque for another 500, now, without crowds, there is time to absorb the majesty of this glorious relic. It’s like something out of a dream.