Istanbul from a different point of view September 9th 2011 Istanbul is a huge city and it is difficult to gain a sense of fully understanding the city due to the complexity of it all. According Lonely Planet, in Istanbul there are between 12-19 million people (this is double size of whole Sweden or almost like whole Australia :)), but the locals say the figure is close to 16 million. We were lucky enough to find a host whom is not in the touristic area an ... 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
An Aussie and a Swede trying to travel as much of the world as possible.. We both love to see and experience new things, silly things, food things, anything!
We are budget travellers who prefer to visit the locals rather than the local attractions. Travel for us is about experiencing new cultures and accepting people for who they are. We wish to help people to travel the world as it is an amazing place with so much to see and do, travelling is easy once you make the decision to go. The hardest part for most making the decision to book that ticket but that is the beginning for life changing... full info