We spent three incredible days in Istanbul, but now it is time to leave one capital of the Roman Empire for another. How often do you get to say that? To be fair, I am sure that countless people fly from Istanbul to Rome or Rome to Istanbul every year. But me? This might be the only time that I ever do it.
But first things first.
We took our bags and headed to the airport.
Again, if you want to see ancient Greece and Rome, come to Turkiye.
If you think about it, it is amazing how every airport is different. Noticeably different. You would think there would be more uniformity, really. Perhaps the land upon which airports are built creates challenges that have to be overcome. Or maybe cities seek unique landmarks to distinguish themselves. Either way, you would think that someone would figure out the best way to build an airport and then everyone else would follow. But no. Not even close.
We got into the room and decompressed.
We are in Rome. Feels good to be home.