A long, long time since my last entry I know. So many things have happened and many places have we visited.. Two years ago the hubby, Adik and I went for a holiday in Istanbul. It was in September 2015. Our first time there. It's the hubby's favourite destination because we went again last year even though as a point of transit on our travels to Spain where we stayed for a couple of days. (That's another entry..😉) Anyway, Here are the photos from our trip...
We transit in Abu Dhabi and then boarded
AirSerbia which means another transit in
Belgrade Airport before reaching Istanbul
On arrival we located the Metro Station
where the hubby and Adik figured out how
to get tickets to our destination in Istanbul.
|A little help from an Airline staff..|
In the train.. (The box contained Adik's foodstuff
to take back to Cairo as he would be continuing
his journey back there after the holiday)
|Our hotel room...Fatih's Hotel.|
|The steep flight of stairs to our room|
|Our first breakfast... it has to be Turkish of course!|
Our visit to the Ayasofia... it was originally a church but was turned into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire. Later Ataturk turned it into a museum..
We went on the Bosphorus Cruise..
|Sights along the way|
|Destination on the Asian side - Anadolu Kavagi|
|Trudging up the hill to a Castle Ruin..|
|Fruiting Fig trees along the way|
|View from the top...almost|
|Ordering lunch after going up and down the hill|
You can't go to Istanbul without visiting the Topkapi.. a Palace with such opulence that shows the power of the Ottoman Empire in its glorious Era.
|Entrance to the Palace|
|Flowers still blooming in late September..|
|Taking pictures at the Grounds of the Palace|
We would not miss the Panorama Museum; all about Sultan Muhamet Fatih, the young prince who conquered Istanbul from the Christians. 3D experience..amazing!
Even though it rained the day we visited the Miniature Turkey site, it was worth the effort we made to slush though grounds..apparently it would take weeks or probably months to visit all the interesting places in Turkey that we had seen in miniature.
Don't miss the Galatar Tower. It involved climbing again though..
Other pics from the trip:
It wasn't the last time we went to Istanbul. After all, it's the hubby's favourite destination. And there are many more places to see in Turkey...