Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... above the dome and tower-looking columns). Storm clouds started to head our way to we began to head back to Istiklal (close to the hostel).
There was a small Church on Istiklal that opened for tourists to see. This was a change in scenery from the clusters of mosques throughout the city. There were a buynch of billboards and historical photos propped up in front of the Church, which probably means it is a singificant historical site. ...
Woke up early to go to the electronic store at opening so Yulia could buy a replacement phone. We got there right on opening, but to our dismay, the electronic section of this store had closed down! Yulia was gutted. We made our way back to the wombats base hostel via a sports store where I saw the only KTM in Austria (see pic). We grabbed our bags an got on the shuttle bus to the airport. We ...
... bus, as our transfer guy didn't really explain. After a while we were told, and given our tickets, then we put our bags under before going up to the waiting room for a while to watch the Turkish Voice on TV, and chat with the girls, a couple from Syria/Macedonia, and a group of Japanese girls and guys. At 8:30 (our departure time) we got everyone downstairs, and after double checking with the driver that we left at 8:30 (which he said yes to), we found out we left at 9. ...
... come to the US last year with part of their class for a visit to Florida and New York. Both schools had pictures and sculptures of Atatürk their most famous political figure in their entrance hall and each classroom. Apparently it is a law that each school must have one if they are a public school. After our school visit we walked to the harbor right by the school and boarded our private boat for a boat tour down the Bosphorus River. We had lunch on the boat and cruised around for ...
... in the mosque under the layers of hot fabric was not easy, that's for sure. On top of that, as I am still struggling to figure out when exactly to use what fstop, exposure and ISO, I ended up taking several photos at a time with different settings. In the Blue Mosque, the front area is blocked off for male worshippers and the back half is for visitors taking photos. Trying to find just the right angle and wait, as Izzet has told me to do, for it to clear ...
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