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Istanbul, European Capital of Culture 2010

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As the European Capital of Culture in 2010, the city of Istanbul will be holding hundreds of lectures, film screenings, exhibits, and special events. For a calendar of the events scheduled so far, click here. While the English version of the ECOC website could use a bit of help already (there are broken links, listings with incomplete info, etc) and restorations of the Kariye Museum (aka Chora Church), Hagia Sofia, and Topkapi Palace will hinder visits, a flexible traveler will still get a lot out of a trip to the city this year. I stress flexible because this is a cultural initiative in Europe after all, so scheduling and events are bound to change at a moment’s notice. For more information on what to see and do in Istanbul consult this post.

2016-01-09T12:32:51+00:00 December 8th, 2009|Categories: Culture, Istanbul|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Mamma Parla December 9, 2009 at 3:05 am - Reply

    I’m there!

  2. shayma December 9, 2009 at 4:54 am - Reply

    katie, i just noticed this gorgeous header you have- small mauve coloured chilies- where are they from? what are they? how fascinating and beautiful!

    • Katie December 9, 2009 at 1:17 pm - Reply

      They are purple peppers I photographed at the Friday bazaar in Antalya in August. Aren’t they gorgeous?

  3. shayma December 16, 2009 at 12:03 am - Reply

    have friend going to Istanbul for Xmas- hv just sent her your link. x

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