I remember on my first trip to Istanbul arriving from the airport as night fell to the sound of the call to prayer and a taxi rushing down cobbled streets. Istanbul is one of my favorite cities, it is a truly unique city spanning both Europe and Asia full of ancient history as well as modern attractions.
And now I have a quick stopover there on my way back to Europe so what to do?
If you are dreaming of a white Christmas then Bangkok, Thailand is almost certainly not the place to spend your festive season.
However despite the fact that Thailand is a Buddhist country and therefore does not officially celebrate Christmas there are a lot of fun ways to spend time in the capital in December.