The remnants of communism can still be felt through the enormous plain-faced concrete buildings in this capitol city.
But just one glimpse of this beautiful Russian Orthodox church takes you back to a time before the stoic buildings.
We (2 girls, mid-20s) have a long layover in Istanbul in late June (land at 9pm, depart the next day at 6pm). We'll only have a half day or so to explore. The Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, and the Grand ...
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