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... at dinner that I was surprised when the young waiter had more trouble understanding us than the older guy. That wasn't the first time I had that experience either. Overall, the English is better here than it was in Czechoslovakia, Poland and Hungary. • Is the food cheap? Not especially. Nothing is actually. This has been one of the things that has surprised both of us the most. I thought it would be much cheaper than it is. I'm not sure I'd say things are ...
... an hour along the road we saw an ATM and a supermarket, we needed both so stopped, we had quite a long list but didn't have a coin for the trolley, so we struggled with 2 baskets. That completed we set off again for Istanbul - an ancient city like no other . About 20 k from our destination we hit traffic queues. At several places where one two lanes highway feeds into another two lane ...
... Then we explored the Topkapi Palace. The Ottoman Sultan Mehmet the Conquerer commenced building this complex around 1470, on the tip of peninsula which Constantinople occupied. The palace was in use until the mid 1800's when a new palace was built in the European style (the Dolmabahce Palace); the Topkapi became a museum when Turkey became a republic in 1923.
Almost impossible to describe, the Topkapi is a series of courtyards ...
... colourful - teas, baclava, plates, Turkish delight, spices,dried fruits, icecreams, scarves......
The antics of the entertaining ice cream vendor in the square
The magnificent Sultan Ahmet Mosque, built 1609-1617. Besides the tiles and windows that impress, the pulpit's steep staircase is stunning.
The Hippodrome with the Egyptian obelisk dating back to ...
... of bones on a skeleton -- the key modulates higher and higher several times as the list of bones in the human skeleton are sung. Variations on a Theme of Handel - Mauro Giuliani Giuliani was an Italian composer. While it’s true we’re not going to Italy, we will be close to it. This is a guitar solo played by Taylor Campbell. Blue Rondo ala Turk - Dave Brubeck This piece was written by American jazz pianist Dave Brubeck in response to his hearing of ...