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Istanbul has overtaken Oslo as my favorite city

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Our home for 4 nights, a car park in the centre of Istanbul

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Restored Ottoman house

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the Golden Horn

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Old tram - they also have a very impressive new tram system

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Inside one of many mosques

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Istanbul skyline from one of the many cheap ferries. L-R Blue Mosque, Haghia Sofia, Topkapi Palace

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From the ferry to Kadakoy

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strange looking ferry passenger

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Istanbul waterfront

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The Bosphorus - a seriously exciting waterway

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Bosphorus ferry

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Bosphorus ferry

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Bosphorus ferry & bridge

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Sea of Marmara

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Haghia Sofia, a truly amazing building over 1400 years old, and built in 5 years

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Haghia Sofia

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Haghia Sofia

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Haghia Sofia

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Haghia Sofia

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Haghia Sofia

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Haghia Sofia

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Tomb of Suleiman the Magnificent

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Decoration in the tomb of Roxelana, Suleiman's wife

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Decoration inside Roxelana's tomb

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Decoration outside Roxelana's tomb

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Blue Mosque

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Blue Mosque

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Blue Mosque

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Blue Mosque

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Blue Mosque

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Blue Mosque

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Topkapi palace, courtyard in the harem

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Harem decoration

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courtyard in the harem

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courtyard in the harem

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Room in the harem (NB harem also mean's the Sultan's living quarters)

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Topkapi, harem

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Harem, window

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Tiles in the harem

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Grand Bazaar. We were amazed that there were no "tacky" stalls inside the bazaar, but lots outside.

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Grand Bazaar. We would have bought a lot more, but as soon as you stop to look you are pestered by salesmen.

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The GB employs over 30,000 people, many of the goods sold are made on site, as here

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Grand Bazaar

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Grand Bazaar

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Grand Bazaar

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Grand Bazaar

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Grand Bazaar

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Grand Bazaar, pre mosque ablutions. (There is always water available near a mosque)

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Grand Bazaar

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...but treat labels with a pinch of salt!

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The Spice (or Egyptian) Bazaar

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The Spice (or Egyptian) Bazaar

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The Spice (or Egyptian) Bazaar

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