Istanbul

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…

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…

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…

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….