Tom is an old school travel writer, guide book author – the kind that went to the destination, walked all the streets, drew the map if there wasn’t one, learned the language, and checked all the prices – and what is incredibly cool, is that he is also a pioneer of the new school of travel writing and online guides.
Istanbul in winter is wonderful. The crowds are less, the sites are still magnificent, and the energy of this amazing city still pulses.
If you want to get away for the holidays and really enjoy something special, here’s a tour you should consider – 5 days of Awesomeness in Turkey.
The legacies of the Hittites, Greeks, Romans, Christian apostles, Byzantines, Ottoman Turks & the other civilizations that have called this land home have made Turkey into a vast outdoor museum full of beautiful, intriguing sites.
I recommend that if you are in Istanbul and looking for something unique to take home with you – this class will provide a way to bring a bit of Turkey to your table.
Without at least a bit of uncertainty, I find that life and travel don’t hold much interest.I’m still not certain about the ladies hats displayed like flowers….
Napolean once said “If our whole world would be one country, Istanbul would be the capital” – there is a reason. It’s not just the central location of the country which sits in the middle of Asia, Europe, and Africa
If you look on most maps, you won’t find Samatya. That’s because the modern name is Mustafapasa, but even today, just about everyone in Istanbul refers to it by the Byzantine name of Samatya, meaning sandy place.