A business trip this September brings me to Ukraine. The last day is in Odessa, and then I plan on taking two weeks of vacation. I am well-traveled in Europe (Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Czechia, Germany, Switzerland, etc.) but have not been to places such as Greece or Turkey or a lot of Eastern Europe.
I just watched a Rick Steves video where he says Istanbul is in the top 4 must-see cities alongside Paris, London, and Rome. The thing is I keep looking at the highlights and videos and articles, and the city does not seem to grab me at all? I am not one to visit places just to brag or add more countries to my list so I can tell people how many I have been to. Instead, I go back to places like Italy and Spain and Switzerland because I love them so much.
I am just asking if anyone can give me some insight besides the obvious which is everyone has different travel tastes. I was planning on probably going to Italy (Rome and Amalfi Coast) and fitting in Istanbul a few days because there is a perfect flight time direct from Odessa to Istanbul and then to Naples but if there are any other ideas, I would rather do something I am jazzed about.