Day 362: Exotic Spices and Turkish Delights – Istanbul

As mentioned in the previous post, Istanbul and the Famed Hagia Sophia, my children may not always enjoy history, but they certainly do enjoy trying new foods and sweet treats.  That’s what makes Istanbul an ideal place to visit, at least for our family.  It is a melting pot of different cultures and you can most readily see that in its dining choices. Yes, there are also a ton of wonderful historical places to visit throughout Istanbul.  If you Google “Istanbul”, you’ll quickly be provided with a huge list, including places like… Read More

Day 360: Istanbul and the Famed Hagia Sophia

Istanbul!  What can I say?  It’s always held a special draw for me. I can’t exactly explain why, but I’ve always perceived it as mysterious, beautiful, and exotic. We decided to take the kids and visit Istanbul for just under a week before going to Jordan and Israel.  I’m so glad we made this decision.  Of all the destinations we visited, Istanbul is definitely one of our favorites.  The people are friendly and the city is so unique.  Below is our new best friend.  I don’t remember his name, but he was… Read More