Oh Cats!

Istanbul has a serious overflow of street cats. there is even a mosque where they are known to take them in and care for them. each of the restaurants had cats hanging around looking for handouts.                      …

The Hagia Sophia

Across the promenade from The Blue Mosque is The Hagia Sophia. Visiting it is a bit of a different experience. Think of it like traveling through an airport security in the US compared to most other countries. The Blue Mosque has someone at the entrance…

The Blue Mosque

The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior. The mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I. The mosque is covered with rugs as a general tradition in any mosque,…

Two Days in Istanbul

One could argue that it is three days in Istanbul counting the arrival day and the leaving day, but let us count it as two days because the first day involved travel. The travel day was interesting in the sense that I experienced the worlds…