Ahmet Efendi Evi
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... host to coronations, successions, etc. It contained the council chamber, where the ministers met. The kitchen complex was here as well, and today contains different museums related to the kitchen. We didn't go in here. We did go into the Imperial Treasury's Armory. Lots of big, elaborately decorated swords, body armor, etc. The third courtyard contains the harem and sultan's quarters and reception hall. Wow!!!!! I couldn't stop snapping pics! ...
... in about 15 minutes or so. We went out for dinner with some of the people we had met/ spent most of the tour with that night. We also said goodbye to Melanie Mathews (went to uni with Sim and we have been spending time with in London) who was travelling with us as she was flying back home to Australia to try and sort out another visa. She is hoping to be back in June and will join us on our Sail Croatia part. The next part of our Turkey adventure took us down to Olympus. ...
... for different situations and emotions
· i.e. Dorian modes were more harsh, while Phrygian modes were typically of a more sensual nature.
· Greek music utilized whole-tones, half-tones, and quarter-tones in order to establish the ethos of the music.
· Greek theater began as festivals to worship the Gods.
· Music in the Greek theater was ...
... rush hour" it would seem. The city, formerly known as Constantinople of course, is steeped in more than two thousand years of history, equal in scope and grandeur (though not quite as ancient) to that of Rome, or Athens. The most important trade routes, by sea and by land, between Asia and Europe came through Istanbul, and the ancient Persians, Macedonians, Greeks and Romans all defended it's location in their time, on the strategic Bosphoros Strait. ...
... t want to walk anywhere to eat dinner. Jason fell into bed and looked up at me like he was on his deathbed and said, "I hate Turkey. I don't even want turkey this year for Thanksgiving." And that was it...he fell asleep for the rest of the night.
I think I'm going to have to take it easy in Mykonos tomorrow since I have clearly pushed my luck with the sightseeing. I have an amazing day at the beach planned for the both of us. I won't tell him we have to walk 5 miles to the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAhmet Efendi Evi Istanbul
Nestled in the heart of old Istanbul this is a wonderful and cozy place to stay.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.