• Day 2

    Tuesday 17 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    View larger image Our first full day in Istanbul was mostly on foot which was a nice break after the past few days of travel. We start with a quick bus trip to the Hippodrome, which is an ancient arena. Only some of the markers now exist, as the stone seating (which could seat over 100,000 people) has been removed over time for other buildings. The Hippodrome runs along in front of the Blue Mosque and St Sophia.…

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  • Day 1

    Sunday 15 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    View larger image View larger image The first day of sight seeing takes us to the Bosphorus for a ferry trip. Blue, clear skies made it a perfect day to be outside. Many sights to be seen while on the water between Europe and Asia. View larger image View larger image I am collecting the correct names for each of the locations I photograph but I’ll post the photos now and …

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  • We arrive in Istanbul

    Sunday 15 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    View larger image View larger image The plane lands on time at 8:40am local time which makes a total journey time of 23 hours for myself and the others who departed from Sydney. It was an uneventful flight with no delays and no rough weather. Some wonderful views of thunder storms as we travelled past India and Iraq. Other sights like the lights of Dubai and cloud formations help pass the time. Anything …

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  • The journey starts

    Saturday 14 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    View larger image View larger image After an 8 hour flight from Sydney we have gathered at Singapore airport. From here it is another 12 hours to Istanbul via Dubai. Five hours of this flight is over the Australian Outback. Amazing views made even better by the long sunset effect as we chase the setting sun. Read on

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