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Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Mosques

After a short night, we were quickly en route the first day of our trip. We had planned to see most of the old city of Istanbul… 1,123 more words


Instanbul with Touristanbul

So I’d booked a flight to Nairobi and had an overnight layover in Istanbul. I was thinking it wasn’t the greatest of journeys but saving £200 on the flight meant it was the only affordable option to me at the time. 355 more words


Istanbul (part II) / Crossing the Bosphorus

My second full day in Istanbul and it was finally time to cross the Bosphorus sea to the other side, Europe! I know that most Europeans (apparently) barely even set foot on the Asian side when they visit, so it was nice to be staying there and now be able to cross over to my “own” continent. 246 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge - Ephemeral

For MBs HX blog followers who are not native English speakers (& for a few who are) the word ‘Ephemeral’ means short-lived or temporary or brief. 263 more words

Irish Man In The Middle East

Three lives of Istanbul - Le tre vite di Istanbul

Istanbul is the city that has three lives, the first one as Byzantium, the second as Costantinopoli and the current one as Istanbul.

You may clearly see everywhere in the city all the story, all the different architecture, all the conquerors and sultans traces, all the influence that different people left in this amazing crossroad. 686 more words