The Greatest Mosques of Istanbul - Suleymaniye Mosque

The Greatest Mosques of Istanbul

One of the most fascinating periods of life in Istanbul is the Ottoman Golden Century – the age of Sultan Suleiman. And perhaps the most interesting character in the Ottoman … Read more

Old Streets of Istanbul - Sultanahmet

Old streets of Istanbul

One of my favourite things to do in Istanbul was getting lost in a maze of its old streets. Riding a tram to the last stop just to end up … Read more

Topkapi Palace Harem hallway

Ottoman Istanbul – Topkapi Palace

Having explored Byzantine Constantinople I could now explore the power seat of the Ottoman Istanbul – Topkapi Palace. With its sprawling complex of buildings and thousands of residents, Topkapi Palace was considered … Read more

Birds of Istanbul - Yellow-legged gull

Istanbul Birds

While Istanbul trip was not aimed at finding wildlife, there were enough birds that were impossible to miss. The most obvious Istanbul birds are the seagulls. Hundreds if not thousands of them … Read more