Dear Karan and all who are interested, I am sorry it took me so long
to answer your question but we have a house guest from Canada, a very
very old friend visiting for a few days,
that’s why I was busy a little. Topkapi Palace is not a little museum.
It is constructed in a huge area and has many buildings. Every
building is housing different kind of treasury so to speak. For
example, one building has the treasury, one has the old writings
(there is writing on a piece of rice), costumes, carriages, armory etc
etc. Probably what they have brought to the States
is a fraction of what is here in the Palace. Another place I bet you
will enjoy is the Grand Bazaar, which is the largest covered bazaar
that I know in the world. I always get lost in it. My office is very
near the Bazaar and anybody from my internet friends who come to
Istanbul should stop and see me. I will be only too happy to help
anyway I can. I am going to find out what else you should see and
write to you again. Ofcourse there is Saint Sofia (Ayasofya) to see.
There are mosques, museums, other palaces. Please visit my website (in
a few days there will be new jewelry pictures) to know me.
http://www.alisails.simplenet.com/oya Kind regards from Istanbul, Oya