Istanbul, part 2 May 14th 2010 After an early breakfast with Ryan and saying goodbyes, I went back to the room, packed my things and went to check out of our hotel, paying with a combination of the Euros I'd taked out from the airport ATM and the few Turkish Lira I had left. Then, I headed over to meet Brent on the other side of town at the hostel we had booked for the next few days.
Having run out of tokens for the tram, a ... 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