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On my first day out in Turkey I started off by going to Sultan Ahmet Camii, also known as the Blue Mosque, it gets it name from the blue tiles covering the walls of the interior. It was built from 1609 to 1616, and its still in service today. The architecture of this place is breathtaking , it is made up of one dome 8 secondary domes and 6 minarts. This is a place for Muslims to go for prayer, they pray 5 times a ...
... Logan for a walk, there is loads of room for him to fetch his ball in the park.
As we are further out along the sea front we are not far from a large group of ships, all anchored out at sea, they must be waiting to come into the docks to be loaded, there is also the usual array of fishermen and ladies all hoping to catch supper. As it's Sunday there are a lot of couples out walking and families picnicking amongst the trees that have been planted in perfect long straight ...
... by a pleasant young fellow who spoke broken English and escorted to the second floor. Our dinner was a basic Muslim meat dinner with braised beef, some pita bread and Turkish baklava for desert. The highlight of our evening dinner was the arrival of a Muslim Mother and her four children at the table next to us. The Mother obviously celebrated traditional Muslim values and wore a burka that covered her entire head. Having not had a lot of experience with Muslim customs, I ...
... day. We were a bit confused by this but decided not to stress about it and just to go with the flow. So with our free time we went for a stroll down the street from our hotel. It took us to a beautiful park where we could see the old city walls of Istanbul (then Constantinople). We continued on walking and found a mosque called the Fatih Mosque which we went in to have a look around. Before we could go in I was dressed up with a head scarf and a gown, so I looked pretty funny. ...
... at night, in a 14 million city and a sheep jumps accompanied by a young boy out of a bus, 5 min later you enter a Cafe seeing typical Turkish ladies with the scarf sitting there which makes you kind of feel safe and guess what, they have a conversation in PERFEKT German!!! Not sure whether I actually left Berlin, except for the sheep, oh and the Imam calling for ...