Turkey, Istanbul – Episode 83

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The Amateur Traveler goes to Istanbul: Taksim, Call to Prayer, Istiklâl Caddesi, Çiçek Pasaj? (Flower Passage), Tünel, Cezayir Sokak (French Street), Galata Tower, Hagia Sofia, Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), Topkap? Palace, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, ancient walls, Byzantine mosaics, and a sound seeing tour of the Grand Bazaar and the carpet sellers.

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Show Notes

Photo Gallery
Istanbul City Map
Istiklâl Caddesi – Shopping, walking, and restaurants in Beyo?lu
Çiçek Pasaj? (Flower Passage)
Tünel funicular
Simit – circular bread with sesame seeds
Istanbul’s Beyoglu (Bay-oh-loo) & French Street
Galata Tower
Hagia Sophia
Emperor Justinian I
Emperor Theodosius I
Nika Riots
Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque)
Ottoman miniature
Topkap? Palace
The Spoonmaker’s Diamond
Grand Bazaar
Turkey Travel Planner
Church of St Saviour in Chora
Dolmahbaçe Palace
Bosphorus Cruise


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Chris Christensen

by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

5 Responses to “Turkey, Istanbul – Episode 83”

Ann Pfaff-Doss


Hi Chris,

Sounds like you missed the archeological museums in Istanbul. Too bad. You were so close. It’s in the park beside Aya Sophia. Maybe next time. Here’s a site of photos I found. Will give you an idea of what’s there.





Hi Chris,

I enjoyed the episodes about my country very much. The 46th episode was great and these last ones rules too. And it is obvious that they will help a lot. Thanks for praising my country but from and objective sight.

I really wondered how did you met with Emre. I really enjoy your podcast service and I wish I could be a part of your trip. Thanks for your contribution to the world’s amateur travelers culture and it’s free and accessible from everywhere.

Best Wishes,




I was still listening and I am from Gaziantep too 🙂 by hazard of destiny.
I hope he was cooking great!



Hi everyone, interested in this episode,

You may check this 360 degree panoramic collection of Istanbul’s Museums, Mosques, Historic and public places. Of course it doesn’t takes place of visiting there and breathing in it. But this is a cool collection to keep in hand even for me to visit when I miss Istanbul.

link: http://www.360tr.com/english/

Safe travels


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