Have you been inspired to go to a city because of a book you read ? You know that feeling of turning every pages and as you move along with the story, your imagination not only tries to put a face to the characters, but it inspires you that dream of being able to visit […]Read more "The Museum of Innocence, Istanbul, Turkey"
I remembered watching the news back in 2013 about the protest that was taking over Istanbul, and if there is any specific word that got stuck in my head as an outsider who has no idea about Turkey except what I was seeing in the television, it will be Taksim Square. Taksim, a turkish world […]Read more "Beyoğlu and Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey"
At the European coast of Beşiktaş district of Istanbul lies Dolmabahçe Palace, the largest palace in the country, once home to mighty sultans and used as a Presidential residence of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey. An eclectic mixture of Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical styles together with Ottoman […]Read more "Dolmabahçe Palace and Bosphorus Cruise, Istanbul, Turkey"
Perched atop of the third hill of Istanbul seven hills, providing that one of a kind visual on the city skyline, is the impressive Ottoman imperial mosque , Süleymaniye Mosque. Considered as one of the grandest mosque in Istanbul, built in 16th century, commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent and designed by imperial architect Mimar Sinan, […]Read more "Süleymaniye Mosque and Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey"
The neighborhood of Eminönü, at the heart of Istanbul’s old town of Fatih district is perhaps the busiest and liveliest area in all of Istanbul. With the city crowning pride of magnificent sites, Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque encompassing the popular Sultanahmet Square, both tourists and residents are always seen wandering around the many […]Read more "Eminönü and Karaköy, Galata Tower and Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey"
Built between 1466 and 1478 by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II, on top of a hill of a small peninsula surrounded by the Sea of Marmara, Golden Horn and Bosphorus strait, the colorful and enormous Topkapı Palace is another historically important site at the Old town, a district that is most visited in Istanbul. Comprising […]Read more "Topkapı Palace and The Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul, Turkey"
It has always been a personal goal to travel to Istanbul. There are no lack of informations, incredible photos and amazing experiences written online about this magnificent transcontinental city that can made any avid traveler to start saving money, on the hope that one day they find themselves at Atatürk Airport . From the delicious […]Read more "Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul, Turkey"