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Hagia Sofia.. at night!  
   

Hagia Sofia.. at night!

The Hagia Sofia is an important holy place for Christians and Muslims because when it was Constantinople, it was a church, but when the Turks took over, they transformed it into a Mosque.
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. Number one... to avoid th ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul

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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