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The Bosphorus Villages of Arnavutköy .. Turkey

The Bosphorus Villages of Arnavutköy .. Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey - From National Geographic's Best Spring Trips 2012 - Second time in two weeks I've heard to put this city at the top of my list.

Istanbul, Turkey - From National Geographic's Best Spring Trips 2012 - Second time in two weeks I've heard to put this city at the top of my list.

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Blue Mosque Interior discountattractions.com

Dolmabahce Palace, Medeniyet Kapısı, İstanbul, Türkiye.

Dolmabahce Palace, Medeniyet Kapısı, İstanbul, Türkiye.

The narrow Bosphorus waterway divides Istanbul and separates two continents, Europe from Asia.

The narrow Bosphorus waterway divides Istanbul and separates two continents, Europe from Asia.

It is one of the oldest Istanbul hamams dating back to Selim II’s era. The bath section was built by the famous Ottoman architect, Sinan, in 1584. A visit to Çemberlitaş hamam can be one of the best Turkish bathing experiences under the huge dome. Try to plan your visit on a sunny day, so that you can get to lay on the göbektaşı, the large hot central stone, while the sunlight beams stream through the holes of the dome ceiling.

It is one of the oldest Istanbul hamams dating back to Selim II’s era. The bath section was built by the famous Ottoman architect, Sinan, in 1584. A visit to Çemberlitaş hamam can be one of the best Turkish bathing experiences under the huge dome. Try to plan your visit on a sunny day, so that you can get to lay on the göbektaşı, the large hot central stone, while the sunlight beams stream through the holes of the dome ceiling.

kiz kulesi (in the Bosphorus strait) photo by Bernardo Ricci Armani

kiz kulesi (in the Bosphorus strait) photo by Bernardo Ricci Armani

Rumeli Hisar castle ruins on the Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey

Rumeli Hisar castle ruins on the Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey

30 famous places that you MUST see - Sultanahmet from Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

30 famous places that you MUST see - Sultanahmet from Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

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