"Istanbul, Turkey" Istanbul Ili by Penelope4

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1001 nights and more in Istanbul

I've been thrice so far in Istanbul and I will probably keep on coming back.

Here are the places I have visited so far:

Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Galata Tower, Underground Cisterne, Archaeology Museum, Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace

(this means, I have yet to visit Princes Islands, among others)

I've joined a tour of Istanbul by night where we watched belly-dancing while having a fine Turkish dinner. Also joined a Bosphorus Tour twice. The first time the wind was cold so I had headache afterwards. The second time it was just perfect as it was on a fine summer day.

My most favourite thing to do is visiting the hamams.

So which part is Asia, which is Europe?

I can not tell by looking at this photograph. I've to grab a map :D

What comes to mind when I think of Istanbul

Its beautiful mosques - just like the famous one behind me. I can't believe how many there are....

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Vibrant city
  • Cons:Air pollution
  • In a nutshell:When I hear prayers coming from the mosques, I just feel like praying too.
  • Last visit to Istanbul Ili: Nov 2010
  • Intro Updated Nov 23, 2010
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  • marsistanbul's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    absolutely:o) greetings from Istanbul

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2009 at 12:26 AM

    Good tips on the Turkish bath and Dolmabache!

  • mindcrime's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2009 at 11:08 PM

    nice small page! I wonder why all these luxury hotels dont have a good breakfast! :)

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2009 at 12:58 AM

    thanks for your pg and the further enticement to make a return visit to Istanbul!The Haghia Sophia is a wonder of the world and would love to see it again!Good coffee tip too!

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2009 at 8:42 AM

    Lovely Istanbul page with great photos on the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Bring back fond memories of our trip there several years ago. ~ho & pang

  • Ekaterinburg's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2009 at 4:33 PM

    I like your approach to the cofffee shops . Women should be free to drink their coffee wherever they wish. I'd love to try the Turkish bath as well but only if I can bring my own conditioner :)

  • Martin_S.'s Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2009 at 11:35 PM

    1001 Days in Istanbul, a VERY long vacation, but a beautiful place to spend it in. Martin

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