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Red flags, bright sun, two lands and me - this time in Istambul.

Only and as much one day in Istambul, the city with 15 millions of people and 1 538,77 km² area, which never stops. Being there is visit on the two continents: Europe and Asia, two amazing cultures and completely different people. Of course also Kebap, one-of-a-kind toilets - holes in the ground (in restaurant exclusive holes in the ground), Turkish street markets, haggle out of necessity of in every situation you are and tradesmen who can sell you absolutely everything, no matter if you need it or not. Moreover, incredible sign of pride of being Turkish: flags in the hole city and music all around you: in the streets, 
markets, shops, mosques and houses. Decorations on the buildings, noise  and loud laugh. In Istambul new and old, east and west, young and old, beauty and ugliness, wealth and poverty - everything exist side by side. I couldn't forget, of course, about trafic. For average European there can be 4 cars in the 4 lanes. Average Turkish will make 7 lanes from the same road.

This is what I remembered from Istambul on the eve of Ramadan. 
cepxat says:
hey this is my country, i hope you enjoyed it and visited more places in istanbul. I only see a small part from istanbul in your photos:(
Posted on: May 04, 2008
Off_again_Yeah says:
Istanbul is one of my favourite cities, thanks for sharing your time and pics.. I would happily return at any opportunity.
Posted on: Oct 05, 2007
travelman727 says:
Your photos and descriptions bring back happy memories of incomparable Istanbul :-D
Posted on: Oct 03, 2007
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view from the Hipodrome
view from the Hipodrome
mhm? im on the Hipodrome!
mhm? i'm on the Hipodrome!
whaaaat?
whaaaat?
Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque
saint cow!
saint cow!
ancient Egiptian statue on the Hip…
ancient Egiptian statue on the Hi…
Hipodrome
Hipodrome
me...
me...
opposite the Blue Mosque
opposite the Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque a little closer
Blue Mosque a little closer
whats in my glasses?
what's in my glasses?
inside the Mosque
inside the Mosque
place only to pray
place only to pray
near the saint cow:)
near the saint cow:)
break for breakfast:)
break for breakfast:)
Hagia Sofia
Hagia Sofia
Hagia Sofia at 8 a.m.
Hagia Sofia at 8 a.m.
Hagia Sofia
Hagia Sofia
museum of arabic carpets
museum of arabic carpets
ceiling of the museum - natural il…
ceiling of the museum - natural i…
tea?
tea?
on the Bosfor strait
on the Bosfor strait
tired...
tired...
Turkish toilet
Turkish toilet
On the Great Bazaar.
On the Great Bazaar.
On the Egiptian Bazaar (in Istambu…
On the Egiptian Bazaar (in Istamb…
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