Posts Tagged ‘Istanbul’

While on board heading towards Istanbul we caught sight of the Kizkulesi Tower, literal meaning for “Maiden’s Tower” in Turkish. The name comes from a legend when the Byzantine emperor heard a prophecy telling him that his beloved daughter would die at the age of 18 by a snake. So he decided to put her in this tower...

My mouth was dry, the bugs in my stomach were calling for their timely meals, my legs already failing me from walking throughout the tour in the city. We quickly left the Blue Mosque and headed to the Bazaar in Fatih, Istanbul. The Bazaar was grande – littered with stores and restaurants, however, our only attention...

I had a quick chat with Raheed who happens to understand the local language and knows just the right places to get our Istanbul tour started. He said – “get ready to tour Istanbul just like a local, you will be taking the metro like locals, we will eat at a local restaurant when we get to the Bazaar, we will make...

Had I not been on the Trip to Istanbul with Tess from Turkish Airlines and three of my colleagues from Wakanow, I would have been gutted. Ordinarily, you’d have to wait for 10 working days to get a Turkish visa from the embassy here in Nigeria. But the fact that our trip was an official holiday getaway to Istanbul...

Merhaba! (that means Hello in Turkish). Maybe you have a couple of day’s layover in Istanbul or maybe you and your friends are just looking for an amazing cultural experience. Either way, Istanbul is a remarkable destination! It’s the lively commercial hub of Turkey, a country located between Europe and Asia, and is...