What to See in Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul

Even before my first trip to Istanbul (where I went absolutely unprepared, by the way), I knew there are tens of places to visit. There are mosques, churches, palaces, fortresses, bridges, bazaars: enough to satisfy all tastes. Some tourists like museums, others prefer to admire architecture, but when they come to Istanbul, they all have the same starting base; Sultanahmet Read More

Prince Islands

The Prince Islands: how to get, places to see, things to do

If someone asked me what is the one thing travelers should definitely do in Istanbul, I would advise them to go to the Prince Islands, simply known as Adalar (islands from Turkish). The islands in the Sea of Marmara are famous for being a place of exile for Byzantine nobles, members of Ottoman sultansโ€™ families, and even for one Soviet Read More