A tour of the amazing Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul, Turkey

The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey is one of the most beautiful structures in the world. Words can’t describe how I felt when I walked inside the nave, of interior of the church. It was so truly jaw dropping and unbelievable that all I could do was stop and stare. The grand interior was overwhelming and didn’t seem real. The experience was truly fantastic and something I will never forget. If you have never been to Istanbul, you should add …

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10 things I learned on my first trip to Istanbul

Hagaia Sophia, one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in the world, in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul has always been on my list of destinations to visit. Everything from the people, to the sights, to the food just seemed so interesting and mesmerizing to me. In February, 2015, I finally made my first trip to Turkey. I was a little bit nervous, a little bit excited, but most of all was not exactly sure what to expect. Here are a few things I learned from my first trip to Istanbul, Turkey. Visiting a mosque was a …

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Historic core of Istanbul walking tour inspired by Rick Steves

Sultanahmet, the center of old town Istanbul

If you only have a few days in Istanbul, or even one, and wondering what to do, then the historic core walk is your best bet. Sultanahmet, the center of old Istanbul, is home to many of Istanbul’s must see sites including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and the Hippodrome. The walk begins at the park between the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia not far from the Sultanahmet tram stop. You are now standing in the heart of …

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