Istanbul, an urban adventure
I want to do it all in Istanbul...see the the dancing of whirling dervishes, see the mosques, smoke the nargile with the locals, try all the food I can, drink Turkish coffee and tea, buy as much Turkish delight as I can carry, smell the sweet spices and get lost in the bazaars.

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Istanbul's Blue Mosque

For centuries, this striking building with its 210-foot minarets has defined Istanbul’s skyline. It’s technically called the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, named after Ahmet I who reigned over the Ottoman Empire from 1590–1617. The nickname “Blue Mosque” comes from the millions of turquoise tiles that decorate the mosque’s vast interior.

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