5 Must Sees In Istanbul

I spend one week in Istanbul with my sister in August. It’s so hot during summer time and sometimes I’m glad that I’m just a (stupid) tourist, who wears shorts and a tank top when everybody else is covered from top to toe. However, I have great respect for the muslims and I admire their culture and traditions. Even today they still care about their history and they think about how express themselves in front of other people.

Of course, when visiting Istanbul there are many cultural and historical things you should definitely see. (more…)

Princes’ Islands of Istanbul

A must see in Istanbul is definitely the Princes’ Islands (Kızıl Adalar). A chain of the four larger islands and five smaller ones is located in the Marmara Sea close to Istanbul.

The name Princes’ Islands goes back to the time of the Byzantine period, where princes and other royalty were exiled on the islands. During the nineteenth century the islands became a popular resort for Istanbul’s wealthy people.

My sister and I visited the Princes’ Islands on a very hot day in August. (more…)