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A Stray Dog and the Church of Wisdom  
   

A Stray Dog and the Church of Wisdom

Haggia Sofia was our apt intro to Istanbul.
A Second Time Around In Istanbul

March 12th 2009
It has been nearly 13 years since I first set my eyes on the many minarets of istanbul (check out my earlier blog: The Many Minarets of Istanbul ) and this fulfills an earlier dream to revisit this beautiful city. Arriving before 6 am , the city was quiet, just about getting ready to wake up to some frenzied activity. The airport shuttle we booked online was there waiting for Shelly and I, and we ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul

Turkish Flag Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
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