Sunday Travel Adventures -A Journey through the streets of Istanbul, not Constantinople

Istanbul, Turkey

A Journey through the streets of Istanbul, not Constantinople!

By Cacinda Maloney

“Istanbul was Constantinople.”

“Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople.”

“Been a long time gone, Constantinople.”

“Now it’s a Turkish delight on a moonlit night”


Didn’t we all have to learn that song while in school?


Istanbul is a journey unto itself.

I barely scraped the surface as to what Istanbul is.


It is daunting, tactile and overwhelming.

The streets of Istanbul


Nor can I really explain it.  It is such a mixed bag of “stuff”.


Is there such a travel blog where the writer doesn’t really write anything?


Words can barely describe it.

 Truly these street photos speak for themselves.


 “So take me back to Constantinople.
No, you can’t go back to Constantinople.
Been a long time gone, Constantinople.
Why did Constantinople get the works?
That’s nobody’s business but the Turks.”

More Istanbul street photos


Dr. Cindy Maloney is a Miles Momma Featured Writer.  She writes PointsandtravelCombining points and travel to create extraordinary experiences for your family“. 

Dr. Cindy Maloney is a long time world traveler who has visited 33 countries and still has a zest for more.  She was given advice some 18 years ago from a trainer she hired for her clinic that was similar to the medicine man from Bali in Eat, Pray, Love .  He gave her the advice that she wanted to hear. “If you are going to work this hard and so many hours, you will need to take a vacation every 6 weeks of your life, or you are going to get burned out.”  As so she did!    She focuses on trip reports that include value luxury ideals for families/couples, great places to go and things to do, plus smokin’ deals from airfare wars, to mistake airfares, to teaching you the points and miles games she plays. Her motto is “Stop being so destination specific; let the miles take you where they want to go!”

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