This morning is my 10th day in Istanbul and I’m still having a blast! I’ve been to most of the major sites including the Aya Sophia museum yesterday. It’s a huge structure that was originally a church, then became a mosque under the Ottomans for almost 300 years. Then the founder of modern Turkey, a [...]
I’m having a blast in Istanbul, just taking a break from sightseeing right now. The weather my first two days was really good but today it’s cloudy and a drizzly.
I’m staying in an 8-person dormitory room in a youth hostel in the old part of the city (called Sultanahmet). It’s a decent place; the [...]
It’s about 12.14 pm on my third day in Istanbul. I spent most of my first day walking around the old part of town called Sultanahmet, being accosted by various rug merchants. They’re very friendly people here but I hate high pressure sales pitches to come into a store and look around.
The top floor [...]