Drinking tea in Uskudar - Semshi Pasha Near Maiden's tower, Istanbul.

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Drinking tea in Uskudar - Semshi Pasha Near Maiden's tower, Istanbul. - I suppose I will have to file this away to remember for my next trip there: this looks so cozy!

Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. It was the primary residence for Ottoman Sultans for over 400 years.

Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, the primary residence for Ottoman Sultans for over 400 years.

Dolmabahce Palace Istanbul. For the best boutique hotels in Turkey visit http://www.mediteranique.com/hotels-turkey/istanbul/

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The Dolmabahce Palace was the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to 1922. When you study abroad on CAPA International Education's Istanbul program, you'll learn all about this history of this fascinating country that lies on the border of Europe and Asia. Fun fact about the Dolmabahce Palace: It contains 285 rooms, 46 halls, 6 baths (hamam) and 68 toilets.

Eingangstor von Dolmabahce Palast - Entrance of Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul

A view of Istanbul

Newly built third bridge in the background connects European and Asian continents. Istanbul is situated on both continents.

Mısır Çarşısı / Eminönü

Mısır Çarşısı in Eminönü - My favorite Bazaar!

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