With a solid 6 hours to explore Istanbul, where does one go? The heart of the old Ottoman quarter, of course: Sultanahmet!
Named after the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (which is more popularly known as the Blue Mosque), the whole area seemed full of interesting architecture and sea views and tons of food options. My favorite picture, though, was one of the last I took just before rushing off to the tram and back to the airport.
With reservations at a guesthouse just a few minutes’ walk away from the Blue Mosque, there should hopefully be many more photos of this area to come!