"If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul." -Alphonse de LamartineAfter spending four fabulous days in New York City we were off to Turkey for 14 days. Turkey has attracted so many visitors over the centuries and we decided to come and discover their legacy for ourselves. We travelled over 2000 miles through this incredible country and were delighted to find the landscapes varied and stunning. We explored ancient ruins and bucolic villages that dotted the rural areas. Taking in this scenery could not have been more pleasant. We checked out mosques, palaces, ruins, and museums along the way as well as the mountain ranges (Turkish Alps) and beaches. The people were warm, friendly and simply wonderful. We ate way too much, satisfying our epicurean indulgence from street snacks to gourmet restaurants with panoramic terraces. We met interesting people from around the world and loved every minute in the country that spans two continents.We have been privileged to visit many different countries (45) and Turkey is rated close to the top for our vacation dollars.Our silk road: Istanbul, Cannakale, Izmir, Antalya, Cappadocia, Ankara and return to Istanbul.