Istanbul! Day One- CULTURE SHOCK October 22nd 2009 We woke up this morning, ate some breakfast, and took the tram to Malastraska, took the metro to Dejaka, and the bus to the airport... the process took us an hour for a 15 minute ride by car. We met Eva, our tour guide for the weekend at the check in desk. She gave us our tickets and a packet of information of what to expect in Istanbul, the city on two continents.
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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