Day 6 - Istanbul - the Western district June 15th 2011 We've had quite an enjoyable day today. We had decided that we would visit the western district today as our Lonely Planet told us that Wednesday was open market day in this region. We didn't know what to expect but decided that it would show us a side of Istanbul off the main tourist trail.
Our first stop was the Suleymaniye Mosque. This mosque has much simpler decoration than the ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul » Beyoglu 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