Istanbul

We spent a total of six nights in Istanbul. It was quite the magical journey back in history. A perfect blend of and new, East and West. We spent most of our time in Old Istanbul, Sultanahmet. We visited the Old Sook, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (the Blue Mosque) and the Hagia Sophia Museum, which …

Lunch at Sultanahmet Koftecisi

One of the things that enhances Turkey’s experience is that it’s very affordable. Accommodation, transportation and food is cheap, and that is the reason we stumbled upon this little kofte (kebab) place in Sultanahmet. We were lured by the sign at the window that read “Kofte 8 TL (Turkish Liras)”, which translates to "Kofte for …

The Harem

Another historical must-see in Istanbul is the Topkapi Palace Musuem, where the Ottoman Sultans used to live. It’s a big palace with a lot to see but our main interest was to visit the Harem which is the private rooms where the Sultans, their wives and concubines used to live. Mesmerized by the design, colours, tiles and …