This is the area where we took the mini Bosphorous cruise. In the back, you can see the Galata tower.
What you do not see in the picture is how many people are trying to sell you carpets, boat tours, food or shine your shoes...
Istanbul 2009 January 3rd 2010 Istanbul, December 28th 2009 - January 1st 2010
I believe it was September when we first started talking about Istanbul as a possible destination for celebrating 2010.
The idea came from an on-board magazine I read during a flight a few months before. The article said something like "Istanbul, the city between two continents". Honestly, I thought Turkey was entirely in Europe, but I ... read more
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