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  • GallipoliThe first day out of Istanbul was mostly driving to Çanakkale. We went via the Gallipoli peninsula and viewed the beaches, cemeteries and memorials. Most of our tour group are Aussies and Kiwis, so it was a pretty moving Posted by JimShirl in 2019ExAd | Sep 7, 2019
  • IstanbulFirst day of the tour of Turkey. We went to the Topkapi palace first thing. It dates to 1450 when the Turks first conquered Constantinople. It is set out as a huge park divided into four courtyards with many buildings Posted by JimShirl in 2019ExAd | Sep 5, 2019
  • IstanbulSecond day in Istanbul. We decided to use the Big Red Bus tour to take us around the city. We hopped off at Dolmabahche palace which was built by the Sultan in the nineteenth century in a French style as Posted by JimShirl in 2019ExAd | Sep 4, 2019
  • IstanbulToday we were on our own in Istanbul. The tour we have come for does not start till tomorrow night. Our hotel, the Legacy Ottoman, is a grand old place. The breakfast room is on the top floor and this Posted by JimShirl in 2019ExAd | Sep 3, 2019
  • KusadasiKusadasi, Turkey is the port city near Ephesus. Since we will be there next week on our Turkish tour we just explored Kusadasi for the morning and sparred with the bazaar’s polite but importunate merchants. The fact that we had Posted by JimShirl in 2019ExAd | Sep 2, 2019
  • If History and the Exotic Entice You, Go to Istanbul Built by the Emperor Justinian in the 6th Century A.D., the amazing St. Sophia Church, Istanbul Many people are awakened Monday mornings by an alarm clock. Last Monday, mine m Posted by world_wide_mike in Worldwidemike | Jul 31, 2019
  • travelling to izmir turkeyIf you are interested in visiting İzmir,Çeşme, Şirince, Ephesus and Virgin Mary then we are here to take you by car and plan your daily tours well priced. Just let us know.. Posted by adonais in travelling to izmir turkey | Jul 10, 2019
  • Istanbul to Chicago to Zeeland!This morning we got up and had breakfast in our hotel, then took the 45 minute taxi van ride back to the airport. The views of the city were really cool, I especially liked when it just looks like a Posted by Rowlandfamily in Rowland family Croatia/Thailand 2019 | Jul 4, 2019
  • Phuket to Istanbul Our taxi van picked us up this morning at 8 to take us all to the airport. Nudi will be flying back to Bangok and going to her dorm because, although she is on summer break right now, she’s Posted by Rowlandfamily in Rowland family Croatia/Thailand 2019 | Jul 2, 2019
  • Istanbul - June 22As I begin writing this, it’s 4 am in Michigan, and 3 pm in Bangkok ... our flight should be landing any minute. Unfortunately, we are not on it... which is how I also know that it’s 11 Posted by Rowlandfamily in Rowland family Croatia/Thailand 2019 | Jun 22, 2019
  • The Best Itinerary for a 2-week trip in TurkeyI've visited Turkey a few months ago! Oh my! It's such a beautiful country! I'll definitely go back when the opportunity arises... 2 weeks is probably rushing it but it's still worth it! Here's what I've done:  - Istanbul (3 days) [img=https: Posted by sam_travels in Sam Travels the World | Jun 11, 2019
  • Anzac Cove & Gallipoli PeninsulaA very early start to the day for our trip down to the [[https://www.crowdedhousegallipoli.com/gallipolitours/1day_gallipoli_tour.html |Gallipoli Peninsula]]. We were told to be ready to go between 6.30-7am. The bus picked us up and after picking up a few Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Jun 3, 2019
  • Last day in IstanbulFor our last day in Istanbul we decided to leave the hustle and bustle of the city and go for a boat ride over to [[ https://goo.gl/maps/wZmeNMjJA4Xo9KTF7| Büyükada]], the biggest of the Prince Islands. Sadly Binhan was unwell and unable to Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Jun 2, 2019
  • Istanbul Day 4We decided on yet another mosque to start the day, apparently the number one thing to do according to Trip Advisor. So we went to [[https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g293974-d296037-Reviews-Suleymaniye_Mosque-Istanbul.html?m=19905|Suleymani Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Jun 1, 2019
  • Istanbul Day 3We started our day at [[https://ayasofyamuzesi.gov.tr/en| Hagia Sophia Museum]]. It was quite impressive with all its domes and space. Luckily there was only a little bit of scaffolding. We then continued on to [[https://istanbultourstudio.com/things-to-d Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | May 31, 2019
  • Last Hours in IstanbulMay 3 I slept right through prayer call again. To understand the significance of that, you have to know that there are several mosques in Sultanahmet and the calls are loud. I loved the sound, but preferred to be sleeping at Posted by Bob Brink in Searching for Magical Moments | May 31, 2019
  • Istanbul Day 2May 2 - Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise I was first again for breakfast. I told Mehmed that I wanted to do the afternoon cruise only. He had told me that all his guests gave good reviews of the cruise but that the Posted by Bob Brink in Searching for Magical Moments | May 30, 2019
  • IstanbulWe checked emails just before we left Sète and lost the cellular network and received one from our friend in Istanbul saying her uncle was very sick so we could not stay with her as planned. Minor set back but Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | May 30, 2019
  • Istanbul Day 1May 1 - Istanbul I woke up to the call to prayer at 5 am and could not get back to sleep. I was easily the first one down for breakfast which was served in a little courtyard. Mahmed has two Posted by Bob Brink in Searching for Magical Moments | May 29, 2019
  • Istanbul - Travel Tips I have blogged on travel tips for Istanbul before. My visits in May ’19 produced a couple of useful new tips, so this is just a wee update. The first is the new ai Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | May 29, 2019
  • Amsterdam to IstanbulApril 30 - Amsterdam to Istanbul Flight This was the only flight on my trip where I had asked for a window seat so that I could be ready to take a photograph of Istanbul from the air. Posted by Bob Brink in Searching for Magical Moments | May 29, 2019
  • Turkish Delight (Lokum)Edit from March 2019: Altan Şekerleme is still going and still appears to be very highly rated! Today, our last day in Istanbul and Turkey, there were three priorities; A) to revisit the Spice Market, B) to go to a specific Posted by 3Traveller in Teaching and Travelling Abroad | Mar 19, 2019
  • Back to EuropeEdit from March 2019: The restaurant we went to was called Ahırkapı Balıkçısı - it's still going! Definitely a place I recommend! Piya Hostel is still going too and I recommend that as well. Dave woke up not feeling well at Posted by 3Traveller in Teaching and Travelling Abroad | Mar 19, 2019
  • Sunset and coffee next to the AegeanThis morning we took a train from Selçuk back to Izmir. Dave wasn't feeling very well, so when we got to our hostel room we just rested in bed for a few hours until about 6pm. We stayed at Posted by 3Traveller in Teaching and Travelling Abroad | Mar 18, 2019
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Pamukkale and Ancient HierapolisDay trip today to the dazzling white hot spring terraces of Pamukkale and the ancient site of Hierapolis. [img=https://photo Posted by 3Traveller in Teaching and Travelling Abroad | Mar 18, 2019
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