2012 September Turkey
Sep 18, 2012Limited, anyone with the link
Photo: Overnight train from Sofia to Istanbul.
Photo: Sleeper cars.
Photo: Mike chilling on his 'couchette'
Photo: Turkish border crossing, where we had to change to a bus.
Photo: Some people had to buy Turkish visas.  Of course the window for visas was nowhere near the passport control place.
Photo: Mike's Turkish visa and passport stamp!
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Photo: Our apartment through Airbnb in Beyoglu neighborhood of Istanbul.  Very bohemian, residential, off the beaten path for sure.
Photo: Our apartment through Airbnb in Beyoglu neighborhood of Istanbul.  Very bohemian, residential, off the beaten path for sure.
Photo: Our apartment through Airbnb in Beyoglu neighborhood of Istanbul.
Photo: Our apartment through Airbnb in Beyoglu neighborhood of Istanbul.
Photo: Our apartment through Airbnb in Beyoglu neighborhood of Istanbul.
Photo: Our apartment through Airbnb in Beyoglu neighborhood of Istanbul.
Photo: İstiklâl Caddesi (Independence Avenue), a famous pedestrian street full of history, shops, restaurants, entertainment, in the modern part of Istanbul.
Photo: İstiklâl Caddesi (Independence Avenue), a famous pedestrian street full of history, shops, restaurants, entertainment, in the modern part of Istanbul.
Photo: İstiklâl Caddesi (Independence Avenue), a famous pedestrian street full of history, shops, restaurants, entertainment, in the modern part of Istanbul.
Photo: Enjoying a Turkish beer, Efes.
Photo: Food vendors along İstiklâl Caddesi (Independence Avenue).
Photo: Huge Burger King with an upstairs terrace, shadowed by a large orthodox church.  İstiklâl Caddesi (Independence Avenue).
Photo: Taksim Square, a major transportation and entertainment hub of Istanbul.  Interestingly, no place to sit and relax, such as a bench.  Weird.
Photo: Monument of the Republic in Taksim Square, commemorating the new Republic of Turkey in 1923.
Photo: River stones laid upright sound the Monument of the Republic.
Photo: Our first meal in Istanbul was like a meat-n-three in the south!  Very good.
Photo: Our first meal in Istanbul was like a meat-n-three in the south! Roasted chicken, stewed okra, orzo rice, stuffed eggplant with pepper and minded meat, tomato and cucumber salad.