Tag Archives: Museum


By | 14th October 2017

One of the most striking things about Istanbul at the time of our visit was the abundance of cranes and scaffolding. Almost every ‘sight’ in the city was in the process of being renovated, obscuring some part of the exterior or interior with scaffolding. While it took something away from the overall beauty and symmetry… Read More »


By | 10th October 2017

The suburb where we stayed in Istanbul is called Fener. It’s a Byzantine and Ottoman era quarter, still with some old traditional wooden terrace houses, Greek churches and mosques. In recent years it has become increasingly gentrified with many of its narrow cobbled streets, particularly those closest to the water, now full of cafes, restaurants,… Read More »

Going Back In Time

By | 7th October 2017

It would be true to say that we are both the types who can really enjoy a museum experience. We are also the types who can find museums crowded, stuffy and overwhelming and quickly lose interest in the visit. In Thessaloniki we visited two museums (not on the same day) and found both of them… Read More »