Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi, Turkey (Kuşadası is a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast and the center of the seaside district of the same name in Aydın Province. ) another island I'll be in :)

under the Galata Bridge, Istanbul

Uunder the Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey. Beautiful view while eating dinner.

The underground city of Derinkuyu, Turkey: This incredible city of underground homes, churches, wine cellars, food stores, and other buildings is eleven stories deep and can hold 40,000 people. It was built almost three thousand years ago, and you can go and visit it. The pictures at the link are amazing.

Welcome to Derinkuyu, an underground city that once housed up to people. In the Cappadocia region, famous for its cave dwellings and underground villages, Derinkuyu stands out for sheer size and complexity. Locals began digging in the BCE.

An aerial view of the Grand Bazaar (via)

An aerial view of the Grand Bazaar (Market) , Turkey. I think It's just like JJ market in Bangkok , Thailand.

Perge, Antalya

Ruins of Perge, Turkey. Perge was an ancient Greek city in Anatolia and the capital of Pamphylia, which later became a Roman settlement.

One of two Medusa head pillars in the Basilica cistern (the other head is laying on it's side). The heads were recently uncovered and are believed to have been placed in the cistern to ward off evil spirits from the water supply. Sultanahmet, Istanbul.

Medusa pillar, Basilica Cistern ~ The Basilica Cistern is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath Istanbul. Before being converted to a cistern, a great Basilica stood in its place, built between the and centuries.

Grand Bazaar Map - Istanbul

A Map Guide to the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. The link is to a great list of shops cafés in the Grand Bazaar that are not to be missed.

Ortaköy Mosque, Istanbul

Night view at Ortaköy Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Near this little waterside mosque are small restaurants…a lovely place for dining al fresco.

Menengic Kahvesi, another Southern Turkish specialty.

A very aromatic Menengic Coffee from Özlem's Turkish Table

Cappadocia - Hot air balloons

I want to go so bad an a balloon festival ! Just imagine being up in the sky with hundreds of other balloons ! This picture was taken in Cappadocia, Turkey

Tetrapylon gate in the ancient ruined city of Aphrodisias

Tetrapylon gate in the ancient ruined city of Aphrodisias, Turkey (Asia). Note: A part of Turkey is in Southeast Europe.