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The Blue Mosque, Istanbul  

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Two weeks in Turkey

March 27th 2010
Wow. We're home. Seven months of freedom has come to and end. Time to get jobs. Time to start remembering birthdays. Time to get our own apartment and start planning a wedding. Ok, it's not all bad. We've been home about five days now. Every time I go to the loo a shed a tear of a appreciation for the western-style toilet. No more squatting (although Tom's a squatter from way back and misses th ... read more
Middle East » Turkey

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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