Blog about Istanbul

 The grandma of two continents on a journey

from atmospheric Turku to the wonders of Istanbul.

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In the bookcase of almost every Turkish home you will find a book about Finland, “ Finland, The Country of White Lilies” (Ak zambaklar ülkesinde - Finlandya).

Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen airport (Asian side) is named after the world’s first female fighter pilot. Sabiha learned to fly in 1935 at age 23.

There are 237 hamams in Istanbul but only 60 of them are still in use.

The Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı) in operation since 1461, is one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world with 60 streets and 5,000 shops.

At the moment there are three suspension bridges on the Bosphorus Strait connecting Europe to Asia.

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Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.
-Rumi

I don't know where I end... and you begin...
-Rumi

Don´t grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.
-Rumi

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
-Rumi

Being a candle is not easy: in order to give light one must first burn.
-Rumi

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Me and the blog

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In the bookcase of almost every Turkish home you'll find a book about Finland, “ Finland, The Country of White Lilies” (Ak zambaklar ülkesinde - Finlandya).

Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen airport (Asian side) is named after the world’s first female fighter pilot. Sabiha learned to fly in 1935 at age 23.

There are 237 hamams in Istanbul but only 60 of them are still in use.

The Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı) in operation since 1461, is one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world with 60 streets and 5000 shops.

At the moment there are three suspension bridges on the Bosphorus Strait connecting Europe to Asia.

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Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.
-Rumi

I don't know where I end... and you begin...
-Rumi

Don´t grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.
-Rumi

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
-Rumi

Being a candle is not easy: in order to give light one must first burn.
-Rumi

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Contact

Seven hills cities

Latest posts

Istanbul Cable Car, Pierre Loti Hill & Turku Funicular, Kakolanmäki

Rumi (Mevlâna) and Sufism in Istanbul: Galata Mevlevi Museum (Galata Mevlevihanesi Müzesi)

Cezayir Street (Cezayir Sokağı)

Istanbul Cable Car, Pierre Loti Hill & Turku Funicular, Kakolanmäki

In both cities of the seven hills, Istanbul and Turku, you will find one hill, the top of which you can reach using other methods than walking or driving by car. You can...

Rumi (Mevlâna) and Sufism in Istanbul: Galata Mevlevi Museum (Galata Mevlevihanesi Müzesi)

Cezayir Street (Cezayir Sokağı)

The seascapes of Istanbul – part 2: Asia

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