It's Good to be the King! err, I mean Sultan June 20th 2014 After a good night's sleep, we were energized to see the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul Archaeology Museum and take a cruise up the Bosphorus Straight to the Black Sea. The weather cooperated...70's with a gentle breeze.
Our first stop was the Archaeology Museum. We learned a lot about the area. Istanbul was the seat of the Byzantine Empire, and was once called Byzantium. We saw Egyptian, Byzantine, ... read more
Middle East » Turkey 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