Turkey – Part 8 – Galata Bridge
Istanbul Aerial View

Turkey – Part 8 – Galata Bridge

Out and AboutSome of our best moments in Istanbul were spent quite simply - walking around the backstreets, people-watching on the esplanade and surveying the city from a rooftop bar.Galata…

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The Art of Bargaining in Turkey
Turkish Carpets

The Art of Bargaining in Turkey

The Art of Bargaining This may sound far-fetched but these guys can be really convincing.One day, after a particularly heavy downpour, we were enjoying a stroll down yet another cobblestone street,…

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Turkey – Part 6 – Grand Bazaar
Dried Fruits at Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey – Part 6 – Grand Bazaar

Grand BazaarThe Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is a famous, if not infamous, attraction. But I don’t think the name does it justice. Yes, it’s grand. And it is a bazaar. There…

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Turkey – Accommodation in Istanbul
Residential Houses, Moda, Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey – Accommodation in Istanbul

AccommodationThe main things we had considered when booking accommodation in Istanbul was a) proximity to old center and b) free Wi-Fi.I had been told that living too close to the…

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Kadikoy Moda – Your Guide to Istanbul Kadikoy
Bull - a Symbol of Kadikoy Moda in Istanbul

Kadikoy Moda – Your Guide to Istanbul Kadikoy

Kadikoy Moda is a fascinating and underrated suburb of Istanbul. After some online research, we decided that Kadikoy Moda was the destination we were looking for.

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Turkey – Part 3 – Day 1
Clothes Being Dried on Streets of Istanbul

Turkey – Part 3 – Day 1

Day 1Having arrived at the hotel at 8.00am with about 2 hours sleep behind us, we were not a sight for sore eyes. Tired, sweaty, hungry and in desperate need…

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Turkey – Part 2 – Istanbul Airport

The AirportDay 1 in Turkey. Arriving in Istanbul after a red-eye (albeit only two-hour) flight from Krasnodar, our mood was a little low. We’d been stung a hefty 17,000 rubles…

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