Istanbul  24.08.07 - 26.08.07


Although I would recommend Istanbul to anyone, I would not recommend Istanbul in August - very very hot! Turkey is a wonderful city - or rather a collection of ancient
cities one on top of the other - Constantinople, Byzantium,... from seat of the Roman Empire to seat of the Ottoman Empire... history is everywhere! And in between, streetside caf├ęs with old men drinking tea in the shade playing backgammon, families in the parks sitting together chatting away, and sea gulls omnipresent overhead...