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The Simit, to fill a hunger or tempt your appetite

In Istanbul, and also throughout Turkey, on or near street corner , street vendors sell a curious bun, the simit.

Composed of flour, water, salt and yeast, the snack covered with sesame seeds  is enjoyed by natives nibbling or having as with a nice hot tea. Read the rest of this entry »

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Istanbul Sehzade Mosque, a work of Sinan

Compare to the famous Blue Mosque and Süleymaniye,Sehzade  Mosque is not well known by the tourists, ottoman mosqueeven thogh it bears the signature of Sinan, the most famous Ottoman architect, and is near the Aqueduct of Valens.

Built at the request of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, is dedicated to the memory of his eldest son Mehmet, died of smallpox at the age of 21 in 1543. Read the rest of this entry »

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