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SEVEN HILLS SAGA

 The grandma of two continents on a journey

from atmospheric Turku to the wonders of Istanbul.

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Me and the blog

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Princes' Islands Istanbul
An old car in Koc Museum
Metin Hara's book called The Path
istanbul-ferry
buyukada
old-car-in-koc-museum
metin-hara-the-modern-sufi
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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).

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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Seven hills cities

Me and the blog

Coming soon
Princes' Islands Istanbul
An old car in Koc Museum
Metin Hara's book called The Path
istanbul-ferry
buyukada
old-car-in-koc-museum
metin-hara-the-modern-sufi
Slide 1

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).

Slide 1 - copy

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.

Slide 1 - copy - copy

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

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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.

Slide 1 - copy - copy - copy - copy

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

Slide 1

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

Slide 2

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

Slide 3

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

Slide 4

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

Slide 5

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

Contact

Seven hills cities

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