Sorry I haven’t been on my blog lately but I’ve been away for a while with the family in search of some winter sun! I feel a lot better for it, but before I get carried away I'm off again on my travels to film some more Q-Voyagers for QVC US.
This time we are heading to Turkey…
Turkey is a major manufacturer of gold jewellery and as it provides a wealth of architectural and cultural inspiration, we want to give our audience in the US (and in the UK via the web) an idea of what it’s like.
We're spoilt for choice but the itinerary is a little like this:
Istanbul - all in a day!
- Early morning ferry ride on the Bosphorus river that marks the boundary between Asia and Europe
- Hagia Sophia and its museum
- Sultanahmet, the incredible “blue mosque”
- An Ortakoy Café, a colourful area of restaurants overlooking the Bosphorous
- Ahment Square (early morning) and the Topkapi Palace for some fabulous architecture)
- Kapali Carsi, a bazaar for some bargaining and shopping
- Emin Onu, where locals sample famous fish sandwiches before departing the city for the day
- Yerebatan Cistern/Sultan Ahmet Light Show at night and the Dolmabahce Palace Gate and Istanbul Archeology Museum
- Ephesus – all the ruins and the Temple of Artemis and Sardis, which probably need no further introduction!
I have only short listed the highlights as I'm currently on the plane and the flight going down! The picture at the top shows what I can see looking out of my window.
I’ll try to keep you up to date as each day goes by with a few pictures of the crew and what’s been going on. I’ll be checking the blogs too so if you have any ideas of unmissable sites I’d love to hear about them.
Oh by the way, apart from a carpet and some apple tea, what should I buy as a present for my wife?