Hitting the buffers in Istanbul October 2nd 2011 Thirteen trains through ten countries - running just 90 minutes late, we ride in to Istanbul on the Bosphor Express. It is literally the end of the line – beyond the sadly run-down station is the sea and beyond that Asia.
We are a little sleepy, despite having enjoyed the luxury of a six berth sleeping compartment for just two on our 15 hour train ride. Our sleep was first interrupted at 2 ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul » Sultanahmet 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