Further afield – Istanbul

One of the few cities in the world, that in my opinion, needs at least a week to appreciate fully (along with London and New York). Istanbul is one of my favourite places, packed with history, architecture, and a few tulips. Don’t miss Hagia Sophia. Built in 537AD, it was the largest domed building in…

Further afield – Istanbul (2005)

[Recently rediscovered this account of my first solo travels written in 2005] So I’m sat in a taxi, hurtling along the road from Atatürk International towards the lights of Istanbul. The driver speaks no English; in fact he’s not even the same driver that I initially got into the taxi with, after a tag-team manoeuvre…