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Dolmabahce Palace  
   

Dolmabahce Palace

Opens until 4pm - apparently - unless they sell out earlier. Which guide book doesnt mention. So when we arrived at 2pm - no entrance! Oh well - pretty from the outside
East meets West in Istanbul

April 22nd 2012
K- Inexcusably, despite having lived in London for many years neither Mark or I had ever managed to visit the Tower of London, an omission that we finally rectified on our recent stopover in the UK. <span><span><span><span><span><span> I enjoyed it a lot – the history is palpable and of course the Crown Jewels spectacular.<span> We also managed a pub lun ... read more
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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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