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Sightsee from ISTANBULL


Hello everyone,

I live in Istanbul with my family. I like to travel and sightsee of big and small cities in Turkey a lot.  I am passionate of journey and love to make plans of it. This is a challenge for me to have new experiences with my two children who are three and seven years old.  Before I visit most places, I used to make search on web and be aware of what is expecting me as a mom with my children. However, I certainly found out that there are really no tips for moms :((

Then I decided to share my "true" experiences with  everyone. Hereby this blog, you will find the "do's" and "dont's" and "must have" and "no need to's" for your visits.  So, I hope you enjoy and find my postings useful as inspriation to travel around this area.

So see you around ;))



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They say, Cleopatra and Antonius had lived a tremendous love on this island.
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