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Istanbul - Where East(er) meets West

torsdag 29 mars 2018 - tisdag 3 april 2018

Easter in the apex of the Classic World.

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passing through
måndag 2 april 2018 - Istanbul, Turkiet

Islam feels ever present in Istanbul, not only because you can see the silhouette of at least one of the larger mosques wherever you are, but because there are smaller mosques in virtually every corner. From my hotel room I could hear at least two close by trying to outdo one another calling at

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going under
söndag 1 april 2018 - Istanbul, Turkiet

The Seraglio peninsula juts out into the strait with three of Istanbul's major sights at its tip, the Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque. I quickly realised that without a VIP ticket in hand, I would have to stand in line for at least two hours to enter the Hagia Sofia, so I

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turning round
lördag 31 mars 2018 - Istanbul, Turkiet

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, ”father of the Turks”, is so called because of his unprecedented efforts to create a modern nationalist state. As its first president, he created the Turkish republic, distancing the nation from its Ottoman past towards Westernisation, secularisation and equality.

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crossing over
fredag 30 mars 2018 - Istanbul, Turkiet

Istanbul is unique in the sense that it is the only capital straddling two continents, Europe and Asia. It's hard to underestimate the impact this city has had on history. Starting out as Constantinople, the city of the emperor Constantine who introduced Christianity as the state religion of the

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