Lostanbul! April 30th 2012 Today was a long walk day. I'd planned to get to the Rumeli Fortress on the west coast of the Bosphorus. Typically, I had intended to walk there and find some public transport back.
From Sultanahmet I followed a hugely circuitous route down the hill via the Grand Bazaar (open today) and beyond that all the little shops that sell belt buckles, beads, mannequins, taps, cleaning equipment and ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul » Beşiktaş 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
I thought I'd try blogging for a change. I usually keep a paper diary which becomes more and more brief over the duration of the trip. I enjoy writing and don't do enough of it so maybe this will encourage me to record more of my experiences and feelings in structured sentences... :-)... full info