Turkish Food – Part 12
Turkish Coffee in a Traditional Coffee Cup

Turkish Food – Part 12

FoodIstanbul has no shortage of places where you can experience fine dining. In fact, the variety is tremendous. Canteen-style restaurant, bakeries, street food, top-end cafes, hipster coffee houses and fast…

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Turkey – Part 11 – Cruise Around Bosphorus
One of Suburbs in Istanbul Seen From a Cruise Boat

Turkey – Part 11 – Cruise Around Bosphorus

Sightseeing in IstanbulIf you visit Istanbul, you’ll more than likely find yourself at some point strolling around the square in front of Sofia. Once you realise that this kind of…

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Safety In Turkey – Part 10
Night Time on the Streets of Istanbul

Safety In Turkey – Part 10

Is Turkey Safe?When we were first contemplating the idea of going to Turkey, one of the questions that crossed my mind was safety. Was Turkey safe to visit? In retrospect…

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Turkey – Part 9 – Taksim Square
Golden Horn Metro Bridge, Istanbul

Turkey – Part 9 – Taksim Square

Square Our last full day in Istanbul was a quiet affair. We were both plum-tuckered after weeks of walking and probably could have done with a day in bed. But we…

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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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