A few years back, I traveled through Turkey with an Aussie friend of mine. We began our journey in Istanbul then traveled southbound. Traveling with an Aussie meant that a visit to Gallipoli was a must. To be honest, I’m sorry to say that my history teachers and my own readings didn’t touch upon this[…]

Sights To See and Things To Do in Istanbul

Byzantium, Nova Roma, Tsargrad, Miklag√•rd, Constantinople, Istanbul. It is a city that has known many names and which straddles two continents. It has been a city of emperors.¬† It was the center of Holy Rome and of the Eastern Empire that lasted a thousand years after the Christian world fractured in half leaving the western[…]