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Courtyard of the Blue Mosque

Arrival in Istanbul

June 1st 2012
Got in to Istanbul today after nearly 20 hours of travel. We took an awesome route, though: right over Romania and the Black Sea at the very end. Landed at around 10:15 AM, a beautiful, clear day, around 75 degrees. Took a taxi to my hotel, The Tulip House, where I was fortunate enough to get the best room in the place - I'm right by the garden, and my windows look out on it. When I arrived ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul » Sultanahmet

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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