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Turkey

Turkey Tours
Travelogue Entry in Istanbul, Turkey
Private Bursa Tours
Travelogue Entry in Bursa, Turkey
Daily Troy & Gallipoli Tours
Travelogue Entry in Gelibolu, Turkey
Regular Daily Istanbul Tours
Travelogue Entry in Istanbul, Turkey

Discover Turkey On Line (Video + Stills)

My film “What the Sultan Saw” highlights the history of Turkey & Constantinople/Istanbul, featuring the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires plus modern Turkey.

This tour of western and central Turkey stars the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Cappadocia (land of scenic fairy chimneys), Ephesus (& other Roman cities), the Turkish Riviera, Turkish folk dancing & belly dancing, shopping for the magic flying carpet, and much more.

The video can be seen on the web, if you have a high speed internet connection.

Discover Turkey On Line (Video + Stills)

My film “What the Sultan Saw” highlights the history of Turkey & Constantinople/Istanbul, featuring the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires plus modern Turkey.

This tour of western and central Turkey stars the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Cappadocia (land of scenic fairy chimneys), Ephesus (& other Roman cities), the Turkish Riviera, Turkish folk dancing & belly dancing, shopping for the magic flying carpet, and much more.

The video can be seen on the web, if you have a high speed internet connection.

Hostel in Istanbul suggestions?

I’ll be spending 4 nights in Istanbul, Dec. 26-30.

For me, location is paramount. I hate to sound so bourgeoisie and girly, but clean, nice bathrooms are pretty important too.

Any suggestions?

Spring Break Get-Away

Hello all!

A couple of friends and I are looking at taking a spring break trip to either Turkey & Egypt, just Turkey, or possible Turkey & Greece.

I was wondering what y’all thought about these places, I just got back from a backpacking trip and one of my big regrets is not going to Turkey or Greece, but I would also like to see N. Africa and the Mid-East. I know time is limited. So any help with places to see, good cheap activities, or possible cities to visit.

Thanks in advance!

Istanbul Worth Going Out of the Way For?

I have two options for my October trip this year. One is to land in Munich and make my way down to Rome through Prague, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, and Slovenia. The other is to land in Rome and then take some route to Istanbul.

I am a student of history and Istanbul is a major draw for me, but getting there from Rome seems difficult. One way that I planned was to arch north up to Budapest and then back south and reach Istanbul through Bucharest. Another way was to go through the Croatian coast down to Athens and ferry over from Greece.

About Turkey Information - History

About Turkey Information

History of Istanbul

Already founded in 660 BC Doric Greeks on the European shore of the Bosphorus, the city of Byzantium. The reason for this was the ideal geographical location on the Bosphorus, which links the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea. A fact of Byzantium grow quickly into a major trade center allowed. Constantine I, who united the Roman Empire, was the new capital the name Nova Roma, New – Rome. After the division of the kingdom of 395 it was Constantinople, the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire.