Posts Tagged with "Istanbul"

A day at the Turkish Hamam

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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A day at the Turkish Hamam

You can truly enjoy your experience at a hamam only the second time around. As for the first time you’re too busy feeling awkward, trying to figure out the etiquette at such a place, wondering what, how much, and how much not to wear while trying hard not to stare at or do anything that […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 05

Friday, October 14, 2011

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 05

Though it doesn’t usually get quite the acclaim as its neighbor Sultan Ahmed Mosque (also known as Blue Mosque), and is neither the biggest nor the oldest, but the Suleymaniye Mosque pictured here is definitely the grandest of them all. Commissioned by the greatest and most powerful of the Ottoman sultans – ‘Suleymaniye the Great’ […]

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11 reasons to visit and always remember Istanbul

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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11 reasons to visit and always remember Istanbul

“If the Earth was a single state, Istanbul would be its capital” – Napoleon Bonaparte. I probably wouldn’t go so far in my judgement as Napoleon there, but I can assure you that Istanbul is certainly a place worth visiting! The city, previously known as Byzantium and Constantinople, was founded in 330 BC and since […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 04

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 04

Istanbul is a city spread across two continents – Europe and Asia, divided from each other by the navy blue waters of the Bosphorus (or Istanbul Strait). For the convenience of the citizens, different parts of the city are connected with each other by multiple bridges as well as with a network of ferries cruising […]

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