January 31st, 2014

Incredible Istanbul – Day 13

No one can resist the charms of Istanbul’s narrow streets …

 

Every way you might turn, there’s a hill. Strong legs and good shoes recommended …

 

 

Zipping around the Bosporus in a speedboat sure beats those slow oceangoing vessels …

  

After a morning out in the cold and wind, a hot bowl of red lentil soup does the trick …

 

Mosques are everywhere, for example the Santa Sophia, definitely worth a visit. It used to be a Christian church …

 

Additionally, the ancient basilica cistern is a must see (made famous in Dan Brown’s latest book, Inferno). The entrance is easy to overlook …

 

Now it’s exam day, so I have to get back to cramming. The course has been rewarding, but tomorrow I fly back to Switzerland and back to real life. Time to start thinking about my next trip to Istanbul!

Fred

Frederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and followed with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013. Saving Raine, the first book in Fred's entirely new series, The Drone Wars, appeared in December 2013, and was followed by its sequel, Inferno, in June 2014.

A resident of Switzerland, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer. He makes frequent trips back to his native Chicago.

When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.

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