As I read the article today in BBC News about Turkey’s Bosphorus sub-sea tunnel links Europe and Asia http://bbc.in/1aDeUC1 , it made me think that at this point in time, it would be easier, faster and may be cheaper to visit Amasya, Northern part of Turkey with this new Marmaray Tunnel. I am really astound that Turkey’s location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia makes it a country of significant geostrategic importance.
Now it gives me the reason to share with you my dear readers our not so old pictures (2011) about our First Travel to Turkey recalling the beauty of Istanbul and Amasya. Here are just few of our numerous pictures. How I wish i can post all of them but will take only those which I think the basic you should never miss when visiting those cities in Turkey.
With my son and mom at Dolmabahçe Palace -located in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkey, on the European coastline of the Bosphorus strait, served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to 1922, apart from a 22-year interval (1887–1909) in which Yıldız Palace was used.
The Unthinkable Underground Cistern, the Imperial water storage tank built in the
6th century. Eerie, especially with the Medusa heads (one on its side, and one upside
down) supporting a couple of the columns.
BIGET, Authentic Turkish Fine Dining Restaurant. How we love everything served to us especially Iskender, eating it for the very first time.
Another place to dine in. With my youngest sister and Coby.
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.
The Topkapı Palace is a large palace in Istanbul, Turkey. Kids are so adorable, they wanted to have pictures with us. So, there you go…