Istanbul, Turkey – Visit Summary

A short summary of my time in Turkey:

  • Days: 6
  • Distance walked: 46km (17km in one day)
  • Favorite food: donair
  • Stray cats and dogs seen: 386
  • Pictures: 234
  • Major tourist sites visited: Tiksam Square, Bosphorous, Spice Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, Istiklal Street, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum, Istanbul University, Grand Bazaar, Suleymaniye Mosque, Galata Bridge, Galata Tower, Europe, Asia
  • Stayed: hotel in Sultanahmet District (old city) overlooking the Sea of Marmara
  • One of favourite parts: (1) the tens of thousands of little shops and all the shop owners; (2) visiting the slums
  • Came from: Canada via Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Next stop: Cairo, Egypt via Amman, Jordan
  • Adam is currently traveling Asia, Africa and Europe. Follow him on Twitter (adam13goodwin) – #travels2012. You can connect with Adam by: Twitter (@adam13goodwin); Email (; Web (; In-person