Istanbul bridge between Europe and Asia at dot429.com

Istanbul bridge between Europe and Asia at dot429.com  |  429MAGAZINE  |  Everyone, my weekly column on Gay Luxury Travel for 429MAGAZINE at dot429.com is out and online. Check it OUT. !!! This week based on my recent experience in Istanbul, Turkey. Inside tips on where to stay, dine, wine and must dos and sees. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

Special thanks for this trip to Aristo Tours – local Tour Operator of Turkey and to Lufthansa for flying me there in full class and style on their brand new Business Class configuration and Boeings 747-8.

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Best photos I took of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Best photos I took of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul  |  Istanbul, Turkey  |  So proud of this photos I took of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul that I want to share it with you. Taken from the higher floors of the Hagia Sofia Museum. Hope you enjoy them. (four of them) Will be posting more photos and videos soon. Continue reading Best photos I took of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Inside look at Ayasofa Hurrem Sultan Hamami


Inside look at Ayasofa Hurrem Sultan Hamami  |  Istanbul, Turkey  | A visit to Turkey and Istanbul, without a proper tradition Hamam experience, is not a visit. Therefore I came to the Ayasofa Hurren Sultan Hamami, just across the Hagia Sofa Museum and in front of the Blue Mosque.  One of the most sensual and relaxing experiences of my life I must say. Built in 1556, Ayasofa Hurren Sultan Hamami, by Mimar Sinan by order of Hurrem Sultan, wife of Suleyman the Magnificent, near Hagia Sophia in 16. century, at the location of historical Zeuksippos Baths that was destroyed in 532 year completely. Continue reading Inside look at Ayasofa Hurrem Sultan Hamami