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From West to East, Across the Bosphorus

From West to East, Across the Bosphorus

There are many different ways to cross the Bosphorus, from taking a train through the newly completed tunnel or a car across the bridge, I’ve even heard some try and swim it, but for my money, the only, and best way to do it, is by good old-fashioned ferry. Working out where to get the boat from first though is trickier than it should be, both the lady in the tourist office, the man in my hotel and the random…

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5 Things To Do in Istanbul

5 Things To Do in Istanbul

Ah, so you’ve arrived at the gateway to the east, or the west if you’re coming from the other direction, so now I bet you’re wondering, what exactly is there to do in Istanbul? 1. Head Inside The Blue Mosque First off, and you certainly can’t miss it, is the historical¬†Sultan Ahmed Mosque, popularly known as The Blue Mosque. It is situated in the heart of the historical old town and was completed as recently as 1616.¬†You can also go…

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Through The Heart of Turkey to Konya

Through The Heart of Turkey to Konya

Konya, where on earth is Konya? Why would you I want to visit Konya? Why have I never heard of Konya? Yes, they’re all valid questions. For even when I arrived in Ankara, I didn’t even know that I wanted to visit Konya. I quickly found out that the five days I had set aside for Ankara was more than enough. Two or three days would do to get a real feel for the city and see the main sights….

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Saved by Donald Trump in Istanbul

Saved by Donald Trump in Istanbul

Right, first things first, Istanbul smells of kebabs. There’s no way of getting around it, as you step off the metro onto the main street – the stench of kebab hits you like a brick wall. Okay, fine it’s not as bad as all that, but still, there’s always just a gentle whiff of kebab in the air. Just thought I’d let you know. After ditching the overpriced taxis and opting for the more reasonably priced metro instead, I arrived…

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