• Spice Market
  • Galata
  • Blue Mosque

Trip Over to Istanbul

East Meets West Across the Mighty Bosphorus

Istanbul is an exciting, exotic, historical and thoroughly modern city – all rolled into one. Before we arrived in Istanbul we were dreading the early morning ‘Call to Prayer’, but I even came to like that, it was actually quite a soothing way to start the day. Every day was a fantastic adventure through centuries of architecture and different cultural experiences. The people are all very friendly and helpful, even the annoying ones that are looking for tourists to take advantage of are manageable!

Our Ferry
Trip Over to Istanbul
          Cruising the Bosphorus

The Bosphorus is the magnificent body of water that separates Europe from Asia, cutting straight through Istanbul, the only city in the world to span two continents. Giving access from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea, it has a constant stream of cargo ships passing through, with the ferries that cross from the European side to the Asian side dancing between them as if it was all choreographed. Read more……………..

Silk Carpets
Trip Over to Istanbul
          So Bazaar!!!

Built in the 1400s, the world’s oldest department store sits in the middle of old Istanbul. After walking down the hill from our apartment near Galata Tower, we caught the tram from Karakoy across Galata Bridge, past Topkapi Palace, past the Blue Mosque and around the corner getting off at Beyazit. Read more……………..


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