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Istanbul: Haghia Sofia Part III
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Istanbul: Haghia Sofia Part III

After traveling from Istanbul to Cappadocia and back again in 2010, we were very ready to spend some time seeing Istanbul's most famous sites (and to not have to worry about finding a new hotel every night without any reservations). While in Istanbul, we visited the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace, and the Haghia Sofia. This video documents our experiences at the Haghia Sofia and shows some of the Haghia ...
Istanbul: Haghia Sofia Part II
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Istanbul: Haghia Sofia Part II

In this video, we wander around the Haghia Sofia interior. On the inside of the building there are birds and cats that have taken up residence and hang out in the structure alongside travelers. One thing we've noticed in our travels is that some countries are "dog places" while others are "cat places." Arab and Muslim countries like Turkey are generally (in our experience) cat places where cats can be seen ...
Istanbul: Haghia Sofia
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Istanbul: Haghia Sofia

This video shows some of the Haghia Sofia interior. When we visited Turkey in 2010, we spent five days in Istanbul at the end of our trip to visit sites like the Topkapi Palace, the Haghia Sofia, and the Blue Mosque.Related Posts:Istanbul: Haghia Sofia Part II (video)Istanbul: Haghia Sofia Part III (video)Istanbul: View of the Haghia Sofia from Our Hotel Room (video) ...
Istanbul: View of the City from Our Hotel Room
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Istanbul: View of the City from Our Hotel Room

After driving from Istanbul to Cappadocia and back in 2010, we docked into a hotel in Istanbul where we stayed for the last five days of our trip. In this video, John spends some time orienting himself to where he is in Istanbul. From our hotel window, he can see the Topkapi Ferry Boat dock where we set off on a ferry with our rental car across the Marmara towards Assos on our first day in ...
Istanbul: View of the Haghia Sofia from Our Hotel Room
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Istanbul: View of the Haghia Sofia from Our Hotel Room

From our hotel room window in Istanbul, we could see both the Haghia Sofia and the Blue Mosque. Every day, we'd hear the call to prayer five times bellowing from these two famous and historically significant mosques. In this video, John takes a few minutes to document the incredible view.Related Posts:Istanbul: View of the City from Our Hotel Room (video)Istanbul: Haghia Sofia (video)Driving ...
Driving in Turkey: Istanbul Part II
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Driving in Turkey: Istanbul Part II

In 2010, we visited Turkey for 10 days and drove from Istanbul to Cappadocia and back. In this video, we're arriving back to Istanbul and looking for a hotel to stay in for the last five days of our trip, since we hadn't booked any reservations ahead of time. John was convinced that we'd find a hotel from a major chain (like a Marriott or Holiday Inn), despite the fact that we had seen any such thing during ...
Driving in Turkey: Ankara to Istanbul
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Driving in Turkey: Ankara to Istanbul

In 2010 we travelled to Turkey for 10 days to drive around the western part of the country from Istanbul to Cappadocia and back. We had no reservations (except for the first night) and no strict itinerary... And it was our first trip overseas EVER.Related Posts:Driving in Turkey: Selcuk (video)Driving in Turkey: Kusadasi (video)Driving in Turkey: Denizli Area (video)Driving in Turkey: ...
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