19-May - Istanbul, Turkey May 19th 2016 Hello from Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and capital of the old Ottoman Empire. We arrived on another bright sunny morning and we’re happy to have left those rainy days of Spain and Italy behind. We are nearing the end of our cruise and we certainly don’t want to have any more weather issues.
We got up and got dressed. Our arrival in port was not until after 9:00 this morning, s ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara 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