Istanbul Days 1&2 September 24th 2011 Sorry we are slow to put this up..we've had about 8 hours of sleep in the past 4 days. I'll write about Amsterdam at a later date...for now I'll fill you in on what has been going on around Istanbul.
We are staying in a cute hotel called Tria, 5 minute walking distance to some of the main mosques and museums, but still tucked away off the main tourist roads. In our first two days ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul » Sultanahmet 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