Hagia Sophia

The Sights of Sultanahmet

Is there anywhere else in the world that is so very jam-packed full of major sites than Sultanahmet? Once known as Constantinople, Sultanahmet is a small neighbourhood located on the edge of the ever-expanding city of Istanbul. Our first stop was the Hagia Sophia.  Built in 537 the church survived…

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Topkapi Palace from Galata Tower

Crossing The Galata Bridge

Are you sure we can get through there, it doesn’t look like a road to me I lost count of how many times Phil asked me that question while we were walking around the Galata neighbourhood of Istanbul. Dating back to at least the third century,  Galata was called Pera by…

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