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Photos: Canakkale

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery

Canakkale
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Death and Glory in Canakkale

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | Views [1412]

Oh Troy, your tales of heroism, my childhood fantasies, I'll be enthralled till the days of lost memories. In my thoughts, your story sounds like the melody that sweetly play through my childhood dreams. Homer, it's all your fault. Putting all sorts ... Read more >

Tags: ancient history, canakkale, gallipoli, troy, turkey


Photos: Selcuk

Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery

Selcuk
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Going Greek in Selcuk

Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | Views [863]

It's been 5 days in Istanbul and what a wonderful city it is. Having done all the tourist things, I still felt there was plenty more to do and see. Alas it's time to move on because the other places I want to see are Canakkale and Selçuk. Neither are ... Read more >

Tags: ephesus, greece, selcuk, unesco


Photos: Istanbul

Saturday, 14 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery

Istanbul
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Istanbul - Day 5 - Education, Education, Intimate Massage

Saturday, 14 Jul 2012 | Views [6063] | Comments [3]

Last day in Istanbul. Four days of walking around a lot and my feet hurt. So today will be taking in some museums and a chance to relax before a blitz through the Marmara region. Starting with the Mosiac Museum. In 1933 excavators discovered a ... Read more >

Tags: istanbul, massage, mosaic, museums, sauna, turkey


Istanbul - Day 4 - A lesson in Byzantine Constantinople

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | Views [1060]

Just as Istanbul is built on two different continents, it's history is dominated by the two great empires of Byzantine and Ottoman. Having spent the last two days exploring Ottoman themed tours, today I'll take in some Byzantine history. Actually, ... Read more >

Tags: bazaar, byzantine, constantine, grand, istanbul university, istandbul, sightseeing, turkey, walking tour


Istanbul - Day 3 - 19th Century Istanbul

Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | Views [871]

Today, I'll do a walking tour of some sights related to the later Ottoman period. Staring the tour with a tram ride to Eminonu, the last stop before Galata Bridge. I decided to walk across the upper level on the way over, so that I could walk on ... Read more >

Tags: galata, istanbul, scams, sightseeing, tower, turkey, unesco, walking tour


Istanbul - Day 2 - Ottoman Istanbul

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | Views [512]

Today, I have to walk 10 minutes just to get my breakfast, due to the botch up of day 1 where I'm not at the hotel I booked. I also have to carry my stuff with me as I was going to insist the hotel give me another room, which they do. It seems good ... Read more >

Tags: blue mosque, haghia sophia, istanbul, palace, sightseeing, turkey, unesco, walking tour


Istanbul - Day 1

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | Views [943]

Today, I'm flying from Krakow to Istabul via Warsaw. I'd failed to heed the warnings about trains getting cancelled or delayed without warning and took the last possible train to the airport. The train is delayed by 30 minutes and as I sit there waiting ... Read more >

Tags: istanbul, scams, turkey

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