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It all started when I was reading Jason Goodwin “Christel De Preter”

I already visited Istanbul about 20 years ago but it all really started when I was reading Jason Goodwin’s ‘The Janissary Tree’, a novel about Yashim, a crime-solving eunuch. His description of 1830’s Istanbul was so remarkable and so colorful I just had to see for myself again. And I must admit: getting older DOES effect the memory and I was sure the city had changed a lot over the years.

Istanbul, photo by Christel De Preter

Istanbul, photo by Christel De Preter

So there I was, determined to rediscover that fascinating national treasure and step into Yashim’s footsteps as he climbed all the way up from the Bosphorus to the Galata tower.

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