Istanbul

The Food Of Turkey-Restaurants in Istanbul

January 21, 2013
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Last but not least, we get to my favorite part of travel, food! I know I’ve said it a million times, it’s all about the food, and thankfully Turkish food did not disappoint. If you’re interested in food markets, then you may want to check out my post on my other blog about the Markets in […]

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The Other Side of Istanbul; Istiklal Caddesi, Galata Tower, Beyoglu

October 1, 2012
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There’s more to Istanbul than the old quarter’s Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Take just a short walk across the Galata bridge and find another, more modern world. Don’t be tempted to power walk across the Galeta Bridge. Take your time, slow down, and look around, there’s a whole lot going on along […]

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Riding the Ferries in Istanbul and a Bosphorus Cruise

September 11, 2012
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One of the best parts of hanging out in Istanbul is riding the ferries to get from one part of the city to another. Where else in the world can you go from one continent to another, still be in the same city, and not even need a passport? This is just one of the […]

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Visiting the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul

July 30, 2012
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During the planning process for this trip I did a lot of reading, both online and in the DK Eyewitness Istanbul guidebook. I also discovered Rick Steves’ app which I downloaded to my phone and then listed his podcasts on Turkey (and Italy) in my car. I’ve never been a huge fan of Rick Steves’ books […]

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A Visit to Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace and Harem

July 24, 2012
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Visiting the Topkapi Palace is like peeling back the layers of an onion. No, wait. It’s more like one of those Russian dolls, with one inside of another getting progressively smaller. Ok, sort of but not really, but you get my point, don’t you? Most people enter through the Imperial Gate which is located behind […]

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The Cats of Turkey

July 16, 2012
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It’s no secret both David and I love our kitties. When we travel, we’re always on the search to get our fix because we so miss our three cats back home. Turkey was heaven for us. Every time we stepped outside it took less than 2.3 seconds to spot a cat, and most of the […]

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Visiting the Blue Mosque in Istanbul Turkey; Tips and Photos

July 9, 2012
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Determined to make the most of our sightseeing time while staying in Sultanahmet, we made sure to visit the Blue Mosque on one of our days there. Like the Hagia Sofia, the Topkapi Palace, and the Basilica Cistern, the Blue Mosque is on just about every tour and must-see list of the city and there’s a […]

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Istanbul At Night

July 2, 2012
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Cities always have a different feel at night. Some, like Naples, can be intimidating when you first set out in the dark, but also show their quirky side. Istanbul lights up its most famous monuments, the Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque, which makes photos at dusk and dark tempting. So tempting we were willing to […]

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