Istanbul

Woman in window, Istanbul

The other tour of Istanbul

“Happy birthday, Dave!!!” It was our first night in Istanbul, and I had already fallen for the city.  My birthday...

Ayasofya

The Friday Photo #131 – Gaping at the Ayasofya

The Ayasofya is incredible.  There is really no other word to describe it. This enormous building in Istanbul is nearly...

Spice Bazaar

Spicing things up in Istanbul

There are days on the road when all you want to do is explore.  You leap out of bed with...

Cukurcuma street

A different side of Istanbul

After five days the gloss of Istanbul‘s old town was wearing off. The Blue Mosque and Ayasofia continued to amaze,...

The fast is broken

Scenes from Sultanahmet

As with many of the world’s great places, images of Istanbul are instantly recognisable.  Icons are everywhere in this town,...

Istanbul fountain

First impressions of Istanbul

The sky darkened as evening turned to night. I clutched a kebab, the smell of the dürüm-wrapped meat wafting deliciously...

Controlled chaos at the docks, Istanbul

The Friday Photo #124 – Controlled chaos in Istanbul

If I’d thought the tourist-thronged streets of Istanbul’s Sultanahmet were crowded, I was in for a shock as I neared...