A Brief Snapshot of Istanbul

October 4th, 2008 § 1 comment

The Blue Mosque at Night
View from the rooftop of the Side Hotel & Pension in Sultanahmet

Süleymaniye Mosque
The second largest mosque in Istanbul

The Blue Mosque

View from inside the Aya Sofya

Looking out to the Black Sea (
Bosphorous ferry trip)
View from the Anadolu Kavağı Kalesi Castle ruins

Old and New

View from Ortaköy, a small neighborhood along the Bosphorous river

One of Turkey’s Bazillion Cats

A cute little beggar at one of Anadolu Kavagi’s many fish restaurants (Bosphorous ferry trip)

Shopping for Scarves at the Grand Bazaar

Turkish Coffee

4 lira in the Grand Bazaar

Drinking Raki in Sultanahmet
(our first night)

Smoking Nargile with the Locals
When in Turkey…

Salad with Beans at the Kofte Shop

Beef Kofte & Lamb Sis Kabab

Breakfast from the Bakery

Humus, stuffed peppers, and salad (not pictured: tomato soup)

Mezes at Boncuk on Nevizade Street
White beans, sutffed mussles, aubergine salad, & anchovies (not pictured: topik)

Carin ‘testing’ Me No Speak Turkey

§ One Response to A Brief Snapshot of Istanbul

  • sultanahmet says:

    We did an organised tour of turkey which included a one day tour of Istanbul. At least three days is needed.The food, the people, the place and ahhhh! the apple tea.
    We will return.