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Quotes on Patriotism: Republic Day in Istanbul, Turkey

  The flag of Istanbul, Turkey Quotes on Patriotism: Republic Day in Istanbul While I was in Istanbul, it was a national holiday known as Republic Day, and the flags of Turkey were out in full force. It was the best display of patriotism I have ever encountered. The flags of Istanbul, Turkey  There was a religious holiday going on as well,

Hagia Sophia and Things to do in Istanbul, Turkey

Things to do in Istanbul For so many years, I have wanted to go to Istanbul City. I never really had an idea about what it would be like, but knew that it was a right dab in the middle of the East and the West.  Straddling both Europe and Asia, making it the only city in the world to sit across two continents.  Somehow, Istanbul

Wanderings Through Istanbul, Turkey

Wanderings Through Istanbul, Turkey It is an early weekday morning as I stare out the window of my yellow taxi passing a multitude of red and blue celebration flags. No matter how often I visit exotic Istanbul, Turkey, I always feel like there is something majestic and mysterious about it. Something wafting in the air that makes this place different than all the rest. Maybe

Cistern Istanbul

Cistern Istanbul Cistern Istanbul is an extraordinary subterranean structure, built by Justinian in 532 AD. It is the largest surviving Byzantine cistern in İstanbul City. Apparently, there are several cisterns in Istanbul. It is now one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. It is especially popular during the summer when its cavernous depths stay wonderfully cool. The line to get in is a little

Things to do in Istanbul: Discover Istanbul Cats!

Things to do in Istanbul   Now honestly,  I didn't start out taking photographs of Istanbul cats. I was just going about my day, shopping in Istanbul, when I would spot one or two. Istanbul Cats Istanbul Cats In fact, I have to say that while I was there, I did notice an abundance of felines, but was so enamored by

A Journey through the streets of Istanbul, not Constantinople!

“Istanbul was Constantinople.” “Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople.” “Been a long time gone, Constantinople.” Istanbul, not Constantinople “Now it’s a Turkish delight on a moonlit night” Istanbul, not Constantinople   Didn’t we all have to learn that song while in school? Istanbul, not Constantinople   Istanbul is a journey unto itself. Istanbul, not Constantinople I barely scraped

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