So here was my experience in Istanbul, 2011 edition:
On the plane to Turkey.
My cousin Begüm =) Probably the family member I am closest to!
View of Istanbul from my family's window.
My uncle Semih.
Delicious and healthy Turkish breakfast. Turkish cheese is a lot like French cheese, basically WAY TOO GOOD!! On top of this, I adore Turkish tea. Mmmm...I'm having cravings.
A Turkish desert, called keşkül, a kind of vanilla/custard/pudding dish. It's mighty tasty!
Mo (the Morning Monster) came to Turkey with me to act as my travel gnome, a la Amelie. Here he is deathly afraid the birds are going to eat him alive *gulp*
Istanbul! The Asian Side in all its glory (since there is a European side too).
That's all for Istanbul, actually. I was only there a few days, so, hope you enjoyed a small glimpse!