Istanbul. Just the name conjures up spires and bazaars and a rich history. James Pham highlights some of the reasons why this unique world capital that straddles Asia and Europe should shoot to the top of your bucket list.
Strange Encounters on the Traveller’s Highway Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul: Meeting Bill Clinton It was 8am and I was hurtling through a new city in the back of a taxi. It was chaotic. Cars flew everywhere and new sounds, sights and smells greeted me at every turn. I was in Istanbul, Turkey but had no idea [...]
Head of Zeus Statue. Mt Nemrut Dagi, Eastern Turkey Have just returned from watching the sun rise on the 2000 year old Commagene statues at the top of Mount Nemrut. Even the heads of the statues are taller than I am. Like something out of Ozymandius. Really, bizarre! Am now sitting in Malatya and waiting [...]