Ramada Istanbul Old City Hotel
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... world wars. Since Medieval times, the Bosphorus was vital for strategic naval control of the area. Istanbul, then Constantinople, was a major trade center of the Silk Road.
Today the Bosphorus is a critical warm water route for Russia, Bulgaria, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and other oil exporting nations. But on our tour, my focus was on the late the medieval period, and the transformation of Christian Constantinople to Muslim Istanbul.
There are ...
Well we finally left our lovely Ackacoka heading for Istanbul,it was very emotional with Sinan,Hiafa and Leilla waving us off,we had been there 5 weeks. We had a good run down to the outskirts of Istanbul,in very good time,Super highway and the weather was kind too. Traffic started to build however the nearer we got to the city,but we had good views of the ocean on the way with all the shipping ...
... looking for names and placing poppies on the wall. We then drove up through the Dardanelles passing several other memorials for other countries and huge bronze statues until we arrived at the British memorial. It was high on a hill overlooking the ocean and had views out to the Greek islands. Leaving the Gallipoli area we travelled along the coast and caught a car ferry across the Dardanelle strait to Cannakale. We are staying the night here and then will travel on to Troy ...
... and is now a museum. Has some really good mosaic frescoes. Then time for Lunch - it was great not to be forced to any particular restaurant - we had free time and could choose whatever we wanted. Rob and I made the mistake if going into a Rug store where the tried very hard to make us buy a rug. Next we visited the Blue mosque - has beautiful blue mosaics, but it is a mosque that is in use and not really ...
I'd been in Moscow for three days and my visa was about to expire, so it was time to hop on a flight to Istanbul to meet my friends. Booking online, I was presented with two flying options – the cheaper, more reputable and quicker option of flying Russia's Aeroflot Airline, or taking the longer, more expensive and questionable Air Moldova, the carrier for the poorest country in Europe. I think you can tell which option I chose. Air Moldova turned out to be quite ...