It is still cold outside. Today it snowed a little here in Bahçeköy. I paid a visit to the local veterinary to buy my lovely cats some food, especially for Nairo who has urinary problems. I took a few photos along the way.
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Since January 6, Friday, it has been heavily snowing in Istanbul. Today (January 7, Saturday) I took some photos at the Bosphorus University, where I work at.
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Straddling Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea, Istanbul is one of the major tourist destinations in Europe. The city’s strategic location has made it one of history’s most important cities. So there’s a plenty of historical places to see, and to feel the exotic atmosphere. Here are the top five most rated tourist attractions and must-see places in Istanbul.
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In the North end of Istanbul, near a village near the Bosporus’s Black Sea end named “Rumeli Feneri”, there’s a Medieval Genoese castle.
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A beautiful and interesting video of Istanbul, taken in 1967. The time that there were no intercontinental bridges, no skyscrapers, no traffic jam, and much less people.
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Most of the Europeans and Americans think that Istanbul is an Arabic city in desert. Simply, it’s not. It’s cold, humid, rainy, and even snowy in winter. Rain is also common in late spring and June.
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St. Anthony of Padua Church is the largest church of the Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul. It is located on İstiklal Avenue in the historic Beyoğlu (Pera) district, the social and cultural center of Istanbul.
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At the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, in the borders of Antalya province, in a river valley near the coast, lie an ancient Lycian city’s ruins: Olympos. It was presumably taking its name from nearby 2375 meters height Mount Olympos (Olympus – Turkish: Tahtalı Dağı, Timber Mountain), one of over twenty mountains with the name Olympos (Olympus) in the Classical world.
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I went for a training ride yesterday with two friends. We headed up to the north, and cycled through Black Sea shore. We climbed a lot.
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On the European side of Istanbul, just one kilometer away from Maslak, one of the main business districts of the city, there is a lovely place to spend some time in greenery: Emirgan Park. It overlooks the Bosphorus in the suburb of Emirgan. It is one of the largest parks in Istanbul. There are lovely gardens, a grotto, fountains, quiet picnic areas, and three former Ottoman pavilions (they are in use as restaurants now) in the park.
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