The 16th century Sultan Ahmet Mosque (or Blue Mosque) is an awe-inspiring culmination of two different centuries, the Ottoman and the Byzantine Empires and is believed to be the last great mosque of the classical period. Despite there being more than three thousand mosques in Istanbul, the Blue Mosque dominates the cities skyline with it’s six spires (or minarets).
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Known as the capital of European fashion, Milan is one stylish city – designer labels, shiny sports cars, tiny dogs; the city is the place for fashionistas. It’s also home to an impressive collection of historical and cultural attractions including a 14th century Gothic cathedral, a castle and numerous museums and galleries.
Lying in the shadow of Mount Sinai, Saint Catherine’s Monastery has been a popular place of religious pilgrimage for over fifteen centuries. A UNSECO World Heritage Site, the monastery is one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world. Whilst staying in Sharm el Sheikh we took a day trip to the site of the burning bush and to see where Moses received the Ten Commandments.