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The Blue Mosque  
   

The Blue Mosque

Not so "blue" but quite magnificent
Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

June 16th 2010
The whole time in Turkey we were thinking we were pretty clever because we would always buy two adult bus tickets, and then be offered the free back row of seats by some obliging steward on the bus. The back row of seats, it seemed, were always unoccupied, and the three of us would comfortably spread out and relax. Not so this time on our way to Istanbul! It was a full bus and our luck had run out ... 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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