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... lyric songs, family songs, religious occasions’ songs, seasonal songs, social songs, proverbial songs, and children songs
· The most known instruments which are still used to present days and accompany traditional songs and dances are: string instruments such as the tabouras, violin, lyra (of Crete, Pontos and Thrace) and santour; wind instruments such asthe klarino, gaida,zournas, tsabouna, and percussion instruments such ...
... I won't. he becomes the walking dead just as I would...but, with no complaints...I couldn't do that more than 1 or 2 nights without getting sick...Thomas just moves very slowly after a 4 hour night. I becomes uncontrollably sleepy after my Hamami experience yesterday. My first Turkish bath....and hopefully NOT my last. I am hoping to go right before getting back on the scrunched up airplane. I got a FULL nights sleep and then some. I am raring to go to ...
... Istanbul was the centre of Christianity and the Roman Empire. Before that Byzantium and Greek towns and villages and continuous in-habitation back to around 6000 BC.
"There is a tide in the affairs of men" could have been written with Byzantium/Constantinople/Istanbul in mind. This highly strategic land and water link has seen the ebb and flow of civilizations, empires, faiths and trade for millenia. This layering of history is truly ...
the jewels of the empire. The tour was finished off at the entrance of the
Grand Bazaar, a 4000 shop 65 street shopping extravaganza. Death by exhaustion
was imminent, so I saved my shopping for the next day and headed back to the
hotel for a nap and a shower so I could be fresh as a daisy for our night at a
dinner show! What a crazy night! It started off with some traditional dancing
by the ladies, followed by a spectacularly talented ...
... the morning.
Back at the hostel we spoke to the guy on reception about what's involved in a Turkish Bath and after reading a blog written by an American girl who had stayed at the hostel a year ago we decided to push our inhibitions aside and booked a spot for later that day!
We just chilled out in the dorm room until the car collected us and walked into the Bath with a little bit of trepidation having a better idea of what we were just about ...