FC: Turkey 2009 | ISTANBUL SELCUK EPHESUS BERGAMA ANKARA CAPPADOCIA MOUNT NEMRUT SANLIURFA
1: Arriving in Istanbul | we made it
2: (Sultanahmet Camii) | Blue Mosque | a | Hippodrome Entrance
4: Sultanahmet | whirling Dervish
5: Blue Mosque and Ayasofya interior
6: All smiles after price haggling at the Spice Bazaar
7: Scenic cruise down the Bosphorus Strait
8: good eats | Whether breakfasting on fresh cheeses and olives, selecting a variety of meze for lunch, snacking on stuffed mussels and sesame bread from street vendors - food in Turkey was tasty.
9: Tried it. Loved it. Raki Calamari Doner Kebab Yogurt Baklava Turkish Tea Ayran Turkish Delight Sour Cherry Jam Sea Bass Dried Apricots Olives
10: Topkapi Palace | Residence of the Ottoman Sultans for 400 years
11: The palace is a complex made up of four main courtyards and many smaller buildings, and also contains the most holy relics of the Muslim world such as the prophet Muhammad's cloak and sword.
15: Selcuk is home to the Grand Fortress, and basilica of St. John the Apostle. Storks migrate there to nest in the Roman aqueducts.
17: Ephesus, an ancient Greek city
18: beautiful Bergama
19: Asclepieion Healing Temple
21: Acropolis of Pergamon
23: In Cappadocia we stayed in the fairy chimneys, admired Byzantine frescoes, visited underground cities, took a hike through a rose-tinted gorge.
24: Nemrut Dagi | 2,150 meter peak Tomb of Antiochus
25: 2 meter high heads were toppled by earthquakes