This is a post on the NxRev Site.

What do you think of when you hear “Istanbul?” Does the intersection of East and West, of Europe and Asia, of culture and language, come to mind? Do you think of a city deeply spiced with history and tradition?

All of those are still applicable today, but the last three decades have brought a new kind of descriptor to people’s lips: modern metropolis.

That’s because decades of an expanding, increasingly cosmopolitan population and economic expansion have created more energized neighborhoods, with a more artistic, modern, and sophisticated aesthetic.

Put simply, Istanbul is pretty cool.

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