Five of us flew out to Istanbul last week for a whistle stop tour on our way out to the Coruh river in Eastern Turkey. We spent two days visiting the main attractions and experiencing the ‘East meets West’ culture.

European Istanbul in the distance as the ferry takes us accross to the Asian half.

The city is full of mosques and impressive buildings too numerous to mention, on day one we visited Topkapı Palace, The Blue Mosque and the Basilica Cistern.

The Blue Mosque.

Walking through the Spice Bazar.

All in all a good couple of days, sights were seen, kebabs were eaten Raki was drunk and we were about to go boating…


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