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Blue Mosque at dusk

Istanbul - First step on the tourist trail

August 7th 2010
Here we are! After weeks of wrapping up our London lives for the journey back to New Zealand, we are here in Istanbul. Three days of travel out of 140, already we are pretty knackered! We're definately going to feel like a cup of tea and a sit down by the 140th day! Istanbul has been a lovely surprise. I wasn't overly excited about visiting the city. Some of the Indian cities and the likes of Lux ... read more
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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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