Sunday 4 December 2016

From Istanbul to Irish cock and bull animal welfare

Published 14/10/2012 | 05:00

Napoleon said that if the world was a single state, Istanbul would be the capital. A few weeks ago, I took a holiday in it.

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A population of over 13 million makes this global city one of the largest in the world. I know how sardines in a tin feel after the sweltering tram ride into the old city to see the sights, particularly the Haghia Sophia.

I'm not a big fan of having to cover my head while my boyfriend's unruly mop remains unfettered, so I only skimmed the Blue Mosque. We took a ferry along the Bosphorus, which divides Europe from Asia, before returning to Galata.

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