Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... should with over 15+million inhabitants. You could see the blue mosque from the restaurant and I can understand why it is called blue now, except that it gets its name from the colour of the tiles inside.
Another wonderful day to explore God's creation. After having breakfast in the rooftop restaurant we headed for the hop on hop off bus. The red tour took us from outside the Sophia mosque to the Bosphorous ...
... friends) n the others. Mark, Kanalli, Simon and Danny were all staying at the hotel for another night before heading back to London early the next day. Yulia and I were staying a couple nights in Kadakoy. That night we met up with Patrick (Sean the Americans mate). We were introduced to his girlfriend and a few of their mutual friends. We were having a few beers at the Beatles Cafe which was ...
... 2 hour circle cruise that went up to the bridge which separates Turkey into the Europe and Asia continents. Visited the blue mosque which is the most famous in Istanbul. It is free to enter but closed five times during the day for prayer time. They had scarfs and robes to wear if you weren't dressed modestly. Pretty impressive inside but I think we have seen too many similar buildings to really appreciate it. We moved the trip meeting point hostel on the 10th and met up with ...
... streets were supposed to be two more churches. One was behind the big red building and in a poor state of repair.
The other I tried asking locals but I don't think they know about these buildings or call them by different names. I'd taken a screen shot on my camera and was trying to ...
... the protest. Their eyes were very red, they must have been using tear gas. There was a distinct odour in the air and I had a bit of a tickle in my throat like when you inhale something like cayenne pepper. We later found out that the protestors are trying to save the green space that was being planned to be developed - building a mall.
It was 9:00 when we stopped for something to eat near the Sultanahmet Camii. We selected a nice spot ...
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