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  • View over the Bosphorous, Istanbul

    Cruising the Bosphorous

    So, Istanbul is on two continents. Wait, what? Yes, two continents. Europe had to end somewhere and it seems Asia had to start somewhere as well. But why split a country over…

  • Blue Mosque chandelier, Istanbul

    Notable Photos: The Blue Mosque

    The Blue Mosque, or locally known as the Sultanahmet Mosque, is hands down one of the most iconic buildings in all of Turkey. Not only has it been featured in many American…

  • Grand Bazaar lanterns, Istanbul
    Markets, Turkey

    Navigating the Bazaar

    I love markets. Markets are generally one of my favorite parts of travel. Farmer’s markets never disappoint me with their bright colors, tempting smells, and fascinating people watching. But other markets selling…

  • Aya Sofya chandeliers, Istanbul

    Beautiful Aya Sofya

    It’s one of the first things you notice when arriving in Sultanahmet, Istanbul – enormous minarets piercing up through the maze of buildings and trees. Though there are a scattering of minarets…

  • Turkish pride, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

    First Impressions of Turkey

    After all these years of traveling, there is still nothing that can compare with the feeling of experiencing a country for the first time. The initial footsteps outside the doors of the…