Secrets of the Hagia Sophia
The Hagia Sophia, one of the historical architectural wonders that still remains standing today… Not only does Istanbul sit on the Bosphorous Strait—precisely where the continents of Europe and Asia converge—but it also seems to be a crossroads for the ancient and modern worlds. The city has been greatly influenced by various waves of powers […]
Are you dreaming of an authentic Istanbul experience?
If the earth was a single state, Istanbul would be its capital.”- Napoleon Bonaparte Introduction and photographs by Julia Bayne Have you fallen in love with Istanbul yet? Previously known as Constantinople and before that Byzantium, the largest city and principal seaport of contemporary Türkiye is now waiting for you! As an imperial power for […]
Talking with Lisa Morrow
From the North Shore leafy suburbs of Sydney, Australia to life in Istanbul. We caught up with Lisa Morrow to find out more. Photos by Lisa Morrow. What made you first visit Turkey? I was 24 and on my first big overseas trip. Australia is a long way from anywhere so it’s common to save […]
The foodie’s guide to Istanbul
This article was written for Fethiye Times by Ola Khamitsevich Some people might be in love with Istanbul – as I am. Others may find it polluted and overpopulated and some are just not city people at all. But there’s one thing everyone is agreed on, FOOD! It’s so delicious! Vegetarians, vegans or meat-eating Iranians like myself […]