Ancient Turkey and Asia Minor

Turkey's flag
Middle East » Turkey
May 28th 2005
Published: February 11th 2006
Edit Blog Post

The journey started in Istanbul. There is so much to see, that even spending a months time in istanbul would probably not be enough. Unfortunately I did not have the luxury to stay in istanbul for long. As tour leader I only got to be in istanbul for 3 days before I had to move on with my group to the other parts of turkey. The highlights of istanbul are of course the sultanahmet area, where the hagia sofia and the sultanahmet mosque (blue mosque) are to be seen. The Karia mosque is also a highlight that many seem to forget, it is very small, not the easiest to get to but the mosaics are truly worth the visit. The galata tower gives a spectacular view of the old part of istanbul and when the visibility is good you can even see the princes' islands. The galata bridge has some wonderful cafe's where one can play backgammon and enjoy the local atmosphere! Istanbul is a special place where you can wonder along the streets, markets and enjoy the ancient history with a twist of modernisation.

Additional photos below
Photos: 26, Displayed: 22


14th February 2006

hi honey.. just received your postcard today.. it's nice to see some pictures of turkey after not hearing from you for so long. hope all is well in sweden.. don't know how you manage with that cold.. xx lup you
17th February 2006

makes me want to go there
hi sis, very cool this journal man, and the pic's which i don't think i had seen yet, really make me want to go there soon as well. ok let me go check out the pack of giant dax's. daag oes
11th February 2007

Great travel pix!
Thank you for sharing them. I'm in the USA and they really caught my eye. You did a great job and it looks like you enjoyed your journey.

Tot: 0.394s; Tpl: 0.029s; cc: 14; qc: 87; dbt: 0.0347s; 1; m:saturn w:www (; sld: 1; ; mem: 1.4mb