The Map Project – Istanbul, Turkey

I’m loving The Map Project posts! I hope you are as well. Today we head to Istanbul, Turkey courtesy of Deklan. Enjoy!


Hi it’s Deklan! I am happy to share Eeva’s adventure in Istanbul for her blog today.

Istanbul is a very big city in Turkey. It has 18% of the country’s inhabitants. It is in Europe and Asia. It is on the coast of the Black Sea.

It is the only city in the world that is on two continents.  It is not the capital of Turkey, Ankara is the real capital since it became the Republic of Turkey in 1923

When Eeva was in Istanbul, she sent us pictures and a video of the Whirling Dervishes of Rumi.   I loved them!  I loved how they danced and twirled around and around so much.  I tried to do it too for a long time but I got really dizzy and fell down.  I tried to tilt my head like them too.  Seeing these dancers was my favourite part of Eeva’s big trip!

All photos taken and owned by Eeva Valiharju/Wanders The World

The Basilica Cistern, Istanbul
The Basilica Cistern, Istanbul
Interior of the Blue Mosque, Istanbul
Interior of the Blue Mosque, Istanbul
Whirling Dervish
Whirling Dervish

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