Istanbul: A melting pot of cultures

Founder and creator of Mzansi Girl travel blog, Meruschka Govender participated in the World Tourism Forum Global Meeting in Istanbul in 2016.

She talks about some of the elements that make the city a melting pot of cultures.

You get this sort of classical architecture from the Roman times and then these huge massive mosques with Islamic architecture...

Meruschka Govender, travel blogger

I liked the mix between East and West, you can see the mixtures, European and Asian influences. And also between the modern and old heritage, you will see woman dressed in sort of very full Islamic black hijab and then you will see modern women going to work in their business suits or jeans and high heels.

Meruschka Govender, travel blogger

Click on the link below to listen to the full details on her experience and some of what you can look forward to...


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