Istanbul

Istanbul Turkey : Trip Summary & Suggested Itinerary

Istanbul Turkey : Trip Summary & Suggested Itinerary

It was a while ago last August, but I never got around to summarizing my wonderful trip to Istanbul to…

9 years ago
Church of Saint Savior in Chora – Istanbul

Church of Saint Savior in Chora – Istanbul

Somehow surviving the takeover by Islam, the byzantine church of Saint Savior in Chora managed to preserve most of it…

10 years ago
Istanbul’s Ortakoy Mosque

Istanbul’s Ortakoy Mosque

If you needed more proof how stunning Istanbul’s mosques are, Ortakoy Mosque will do it for sure. Take a look…

10 years ago
Istanbul’s Beautiful Bosphorus

Istanbul’s Beautiful Bosphorus

Istanbul has a mix of Europe and Asia and the Bosphorus is the strait that lies between the two parts.…

10 years ago
Delicious Turkish Food – Photo Samples

Delicious Turkish Food – Photo Samples

In a strange way, Turkish food reminded me how Israeli I am, or rather – how Middle Eastern, or maybe…

10 years ago
Istanbul’s Blue Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Hagia Sophia Ayasofya

Istanbul’s Blue Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Hagia Sophia Ayasofya

The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, located at Istanbul’s old city and within walking distance from one another, are gorgeous…

10 years ago
Turkish Music and Street Dancing

Turkish Music and Street Dancing

The Turkish folks are generally warm and happy people and this is well reflected in their music and dancing. It…

10 years ago
Istanbul’s Covered Grand Bazaar

Istanbul’s Covered Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar, or the Covered Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı) is among the largest and oldest bazaars in the entire world and…

10 years ago
The Mevlevi Order of Whirling Dervishes

The Mevlevi Order of Whirling Dervishes

The Turkish Sufi order of Mevlevi became one of Istanbul’s most recognizable symbols and tourist attractions due to their eye…

10 years ago
Istanbul’s Egyptian Spice Bazaar

Istanbul’s Egyptian Spice Bazaar

The Spice Bazaar, or Egyptian Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı), is one of the oldest running open markets in Istanbul. How old?…

10 years ago
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