Highbrae's Travels

Gateway to the Magical East

Hagia Sophia at night

Hagia Sophia at night

Magical Istanbul, a city which counts centuries like most count decades. The position of this ancient city on the silk road established it as far back as the 6th millennium BC. Constantinople, was the capital of no less than 4 empires that shaped the history of the world; Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman, has left the city with history that defines much of mans development. These Empires also left testaments to the great religions that left their mark on the city from great cathedrals such as Hagia Sophia, to great mosques such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as The Blue Mosque.

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