Istanbul Sightseeing

Yesterday I reserved half of the day to visit some common touristic attractions. The following were listed on my itinerary: Grand Bazaar, Basilica Cistern, Agia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. All these places offer an incredible experience – most certainly unique to Turkey. The Grand Bazaar, for example, is a gigantic indoor “shopping” venue and […]

Turkish Preliminaries

The first impressions of Turkey have been positive. Although my arrival was coldly welcomed by a snowstorm, the local population compensated and further warmed the reception – Turks are incredibly hospitable. My first friendship was also complemented by a rather odd event. On the way from the airport to the hostel, the taxi driver and […]