For cheap, fast and filling you can’t beat a fish sandwich down by Istanbul‘s Galata Bridge. It’s a hugely popular snack, often eaten with a glass of pickle juice to wash it all down. I recommend the sandwich, but won’t vouch for the pickle juice!
Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, is as we all know a modern yet ancient and historic city planted at the crossroads of East and West. So it is not surprising, I guess, given its history and place, that the collection of antiquities held in the three institutions that make up Istanbul’s Archeological Museums is quite extraordinary – […]
The lokanta is the place to eat, if you are an ordinary citizen of Istanbul, looking for something affordable, delicious, and nourishing to fill your tummy and keep you going. Rob and I popped into our neighbourhood lokanta one evening, and were not disappointed. And boy, do those cooks and servers work hard!
The Basilica Cistern in Istanbul is an underground wonder, an engineering marvel, dating back to the 6th century. Guidebook photographs show serried columns eerily surrounded by water, echoed in their watery reflections. The water had been drained, unfortunately, when we were there, for repairs, so some of the magic was missing, at least to my […]
My post last week tried to show something of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul – a glimpse, I hope, of more than just appearances – what does this look like? – but photographs that, perhaps, maybe, if I am lucky, encourage us to ask, what does this mean, what does it represent, what does it […]