Istanbul (not Constantinople) June 1st 2010 Istanbul - arrival
Istanbul...was Constantinople and perhaps they should have kept it that way?...Why Constantinople got the works is nobodies business but the Turks! (who knows the song? sing it with me?)
Our introduction to Istanbul was far from 'ideal'.
I believe I could have lapped the airport (walking) before our bags appeared - harsh you say - Wait...! I understand Turkey is a p ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul 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