Istanbul is such an incredible place; it is beautiful, it is lively, and it is home to some of the best tea and dessert I have ever had. I spent a mere 7 hours in Istanbul on a layover flight from Israel to NYC. Here is what you can do in 7 hours in Istanbul and how you can avoid some of the obstacles I faced.
Here is every reason you need to go to Barcelona solo. I did not know the names of the places I constantly saw in photographs, I did not know any of its famous streets, and certainly knew nothing about the restaurants. Coming to Barcelona, I was really an explorer. Little did I know, this was the perfect setup for a solo trip. Allow me to plead my case.