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Photo Blog: The Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

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  During our backpacking stint around North Africa and the Middle East, we spent a fair amount of time in Turkey. There were so many great places but hanging around the old city, playing tourist in the morning and then playing local in the afternoons, in one of the many cafes with a glass of mint tea, a backgammon board ...

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Aya Sofya – Church of the Divine Wisdom

Aya Sofya

On the meeting point of two worlds, the ornament of Turkish homeland, the treasure of Turkish history, the city cherished by the Turkish nation, İstanbul, has its place in the hearts of all citizens. -Mustafa Kemal Ataturk   [soliloquy id=”1275″] Like Turkey itself, the Ayasofya is a meeting of two worlds.  For more than 100o years, this triumphant symbol of ...

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