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Fatih Sultan Mehmet Mosque, Turkey ~ Photo by Ruzgar Photography on 500px

Fatih Sultan Mehmet Mosque, Turkey ~ Photo by Ruzgar Photography on 500px

Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Very large confusing place with very aggressive sellers.

Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Very large confusing place with very aggressive sellers.

Beylerbeyi Palace Istanbul

Beylerbeyi Palace Istanbul

Hagia Sophia, a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum. Instanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia, a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum. Instanbul, Turkey

The City Walls of Constantinople

The City Walls of Constantinople

Vodina Coffee Shop @ Balat Old Town Istanbul - It is also Balat Culture Center so you can see painting exhibits. Highly recommend their jam by the way :)

Vodina Coffee Shop @ Balat Old Town Istanbul - It is also Balat Culture Center so you can see painting exhibits. Highly recommend their jam by the way :)

Did You Know??? The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 3,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.

Did You Know??? The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 3,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.

Things to Do in Istanbul Turkey - Sunday Spotlight

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Things to Do in Istanbul Turkey - Sunday Spotlight

Basilica Cistern - Istanbul, Turkey This is one of the most magical places in Istanbul and it's underground!!!

Basilica Cistern - Istanbul, Turkey This is one of the most magical places in Istanbul and it's underground!!!

Dolmabahce Palace  -Istanbul Turkey-

Dolmabahce Palace -Istanbul Turkey-

Rumeli Hisarı, İstanbul, Turkey.

Rumeli Hisarı, İstanbul, Turkey.

Balat - one of the old traditional neighbourhoods that is being threatened with gentrification

Balat - one of the old traditional neighbourhoods that is being threatened with gentrification

European side of İstanbul with Rumeli Hisarı castle and blooming flowers...

European side of İstanbul with Rumeli Hisarı castle and blooming flowers...

Istanbul's Best Coffee Shop - Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi, the phenomenal 141-year-old Turkish coffee purveyor, is located in a weather-beaten deco building just outside of Istanbul's Spice Market. Through its street-front window, thousands of brown wax-paper packets of freshly ground coffee are sold each day. The beans are roasted on the premises and then ground as finely as cake flour in belt-driven mills that chug away from morning to night.

Istanbul's Best Coffee Shop

Istanbul's Best Coffee Shop - Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi, the phenomenal 141-year-old Turkish coffee purveyor, is located in a weather-beaten deco building just outside of Istanbul's Spice Market. Through its street-front window, thousands of brown wax-paper packets of freshly ground coffee are sold each day. The beans are roasted on the premises and then ground as finely as cake flour in belt-driven mills that chug away from morning to night.

Dolmabahçe Sarayı-İstanbul

Dolmabahçe Sarayı-İstanbul

Istanbul Spice Bazaar... Oh, how I miss the fragrances of the Spice Shops in the markets!

Istanbul Spice Bazaar... Oh, how I miss the fragrances of the Spice Shops in the markets!