Our Visit in Istanbul, Turkey

Would  you believed a jobless  individual  can travel in many cities and countries? I was asked many times by some friends how  can  I travel  when I am   jobless.   One friend  answered, “she is jobless but not  incomeless”.  That was quite a tough  answer! I hope to share one day how I travel without having a full time job. I just need to find time to explain everything. I  mean the secrets why I can travel without  having a regular job.

Let me go back to the main topic here. I once visited Turkey. It was  only a  10-day trip but we did saw and experienced a lot of places there. One of it is Istanbul. I cannot believed that I  finally had the chance to step on this city. If you love culture and history, Istanbul is a perfect place for you to visit. If  you  have a lot of money,  why not buy and  own an Istanbul property.  If I win  millions in the lottery, I will  surely buy one in this city. The reason is,  I am just so  near  in Asia, my home continent.   Don’t you know that Istanbul bridges Asia and Europe both physically and culturally?  If you cross the other side of the Bosphorus Strait, you are already  in Asia. It feels good  if once in a awhile, we step on our home continent.  I wish I had the chance to go directly to my home country when I was there.

The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. I was there! © w.webbloggirl.com

The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. I was there!
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Istanbul was formerly known as Constantinople.  It is the most populous city in Turkey and also the cultural and financial centre. There are so many historical  sights to see in this city. During our visit, we saw  the Hagia Sofia, the Sultanahmet or the Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Galata Bridge and Tower, Eyüp Sultan Mosque, Hippodrome, Theodosian Walls, the Grand Bazaar, the Egyptian Spice Bazaar, Dolmabache Palace and other sights in this city. I was saddened when the tour guide cancelled our tour in Topkapi Palace. This is one of the reasons  why I want  to go back again  to Istanbul.

I believed the highlight of our trip was our mini-cruise in Bosphorus Strait. That was truly one of the best and most memorable travels I had in 2011.

The  interior of the Blue Mosque. Taken last Sept. 2011.© ww.webbloggirl.com

The interior of the Blue Mosque. Taken last Sept. 2011.
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