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Istanbul: Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar & Usküdar

Surprisingly, our last day in Istanbul started off with a somewhat clear sky, so we headed out fairly early once more. Our first stop of the day was The Blue Mosque. Yes, we’d already seen it many times, but up until that day, we hadn’t had time to go inside yet because of long queues. This… Continue reading Istanbul: Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar & Usküdar

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Istanbul: Taksim, Galata Tower, Bosporus Cruise, Wall of Constantinople & Spice Bazaar

With the promise of a sun-filled day, we were already up and going by 6:30am the second day to go sight-seeing in the neighborhood around our hotel. And I must say; the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque sure look a lot better when the sun is shining. We also had a quick stop at… Continue reading Istanbul: Taksim, Galata Tower, Bosporus Cruise, Wall of Constantinople & Spice Bazaar

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Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Mosques

After a short night, we were quickly en route the first day of our trip. We had planned to see most of the old city of Istanbul so we were eager to start exploring. Especially after the Blue Mosque (or the person doing the call of prayer in the Blue Mosque) woke us up at… Continue reading Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Mosques