Turkey and Kebab Delight ~ by Ryan

Istanbul was one of my favorite places to visit. Why? Because there were an endless amount of shops selling Turkish Delight, Baklava, and Doner Meat Kebabs. Istanbul is another place that is filled with history, like Rome, or Greece.  It was not always called Istanbul. Before the Turks conquered it, it was called Constantinople. Named after the first Christian Roman Emperor, it was the capital city of Rome. Then, the Ottoman Turks conquered it, and it became Istanbul, a place of delicious dessert and very nice meat kebabs. But the Hagia Sophia, one… 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