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.
Well.. a little about me..I used to travel a lot! It was part of my lifestyle to travel and guide people from all walks of life! I stopped travelling as much as i was getting tired of living out of a suitcase! so instead i have started building a new life for myself in Sweden! I live 200 kms above the arctic circle..(yup call me crazy!) and its been an amazing journey in itself! Living in a place without electricity and running water to finally living in a place where at least i have electricity.. running water.. well that would be my man.. getting water from the creek infront of our cabin and... full info