Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

You can buy traditional souvenirs from one of the oldest closed markets in the world at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.

Blue Mosque Interior

Blue Mosque Interior - The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built from 1609 to during the rule of Ahmed I.

blue mosque, istanbul

(Sultan Ahmet Camii) This is the Sultan Ahmet Mosque in Istanbul. It is also known as the Blue Mosque because of its blue tiles. It was built in 1609 by the Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I as the Islamic response to Hagia Sofia.

Turkish Pide

{VOTING OPEN} Pizza around the world: Turkish Pide and a Poached Pear Pizza

Recipe: Caramelised Onion & Olive Pide, Turkish Pizza I ate 12 of these when I was don't know how, and threw up all 12 of them on my way on a bus to Istanbul.

Biber dolamsı

Zeytin yagli dolma - stuffed green pepper cooked in onion infused olive oil.

Agia Sophia, Istanbul. The Orthodox Church, come Mosque, come museum,is still a pilgrimage for many Greeks - photo by Mark Read for Lonely Planet

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Now a museum, the Aya Sofya was a religious centre for Istanbul and the wider world for more than years. It began as a church in 537 under the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I and was.

Istanbul, Turkey - half is in Europe - the other half is in Asia - no other city has that distinction.

Istanbul, Turkey - half is in Europe - the other half is in Asia - no other city has that distinction. - Check out Travel Arsenal's latest


Hezen Cave Hotel ( Cappadocia, Turkey ) The carved-stone terrace overlooks Ortahisar's giant rock castle and other-worldly landscape.

French Street in Istanbul

allthingseurope: “ Cezayir Sokak, Istanbul, Turkey (by Anastassiya Bergem) ” Aka Algerian St, and French between locals

Turkish breakfast, kaymak (clotted cream) with honey

I had this as Sutis. My host Evren woke of dreaming of this and we ran to Sutis in the pouring rain last summer to have brunch and literally walked in of water. Drenched but happy the amazing breakfast. Turkish breakfast, kaymak (clotted cream) with honey

favourite stuffed vine leaves

Stuffed Grape Leaves (Warak enab mehshi) in Arabic "ورق عنب محشي" is a middle eastern dish that can be served as a side dish or a main dish.

Lahmacun with Whole Wheat Flour. Recipe at

Lahmacun with Whole Wheat Flour

Lahmacun is a popular Turkish fast food similar to pizza with a thinner crust and lahmacun with whole wheat flour is its healthier version.