Category ‘03.11 – Istanbul’

March 17th
2010
written by Alonna

Hagia Sophia Blue Mosque with 6 minarets
Istanbul exceeded our expectations; it’s a beautiful city with a lot to see, is surprisingly easy to get around, and it gave us a glimpse into Muslim culture. Ben and I stayed for 5 nights in the Old Town area of Istanbul, within short walking distance to all of the famous sights like the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia. The food was great – we mostly stuck to kebab and baklava, delicious! – and we enjoyed browsing the local shopping markets – even if we weren’t shopping for a Turkish carpet. All in all, I absolutely loved Istanbul, and after touring a lot of European cities last fall, I’d put it near the top of the list. Here’s some of the things we explored… (more…)