We've found our apartment! It's in the Cihangir neighborhood of Istanbul. Cafes and windy streets. Slightly off the beaten track of pounding tourist hooves. A mere tram ride away from the hustle and bustle of Sultanhamet. A roomy balcony for staring off across the water to Asia or the mosques on the old city skyline. 2 bedrooms. And best of all, a spacious dining room table where we might drink our Turkish coffee, or freshly squeezed pomegranate juice, spread out our travel journal supplies, and record the details of our days. Bliss.
A new part of the world to explore. So happy!