cycling africa

Istanbul, Detour to India

I’m still in Istanbul but will leave on Thursday. My next destination might come as a bit of a surprise as it’s a tiny, little bit ;) off my original route: I’ll fly to Bangalore, India. But then again, at least those of you who know me personally should know that I have a really good reason to want to be there. I’ll stay there for 3 weeks and then take another plane to get back on my planned route and continue cycling in East Africa.

Here’s some impressions from Istanbul:

Hagia Sophia 1 inside Hagia Sophia Hagia Sophia 2 Hagia Sophia 3

blue mosque Blue Mosque

guards I guess those are climatized boxes to keep the guards from suffering heat strokes?

cruise ship Cruise ship on the Bosphorus

The northern Bosphorus bridge northern bosphorus bridge house on bosphorus ferry

Kız Kulesi Kız Kulesi (Maiden’s Tower)

Inside the grand bazaar grand bazaar

The food here is amazing! food baklava pistachio sweets

chili And if you don’t want to eat at a restaurant, here’s all the required ingredients (pictures taken around Mısır Çarşısı) cheese fish pickles spices fruit

basilica cistern columns inside the Basilica Cistern

basilica cistern medusa

basilica cistern reflections reflections of the lit roof in the water on the ground