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... place them in a bag the tour people provided us with. I was also given a scarf to cover up my head and neck with, even though I was wearing a cap. Women must not have exposed shoulders nor knees. It was lovely inside. Especially the side facing Mecca (south-east). When we went outside to put our shoes back on, we were not allowed to sit on the marble steps. Then we went to the outer courtyard. They have a bronze model of the mosque there. There is another mosque ...
... We took the ferry to cross the Bosporus and stepped foot on the Asian continent. We excitedly disembarked the ferry and rushed ashore to "our" continent with great swagger. Until we realized there was nothing to do on the Asian side of istanbul. Dejected, we took the ferry back to the European side to enjoy the sunset. Side note, Dorothy points out we'll be on 4 continents during this trip: North America, Europe, Asia and Africa (morocco). Pretty ...
... believe their are evil people in every society. In no way, do I feel that "terrorist" should be adhered to an entire religion, culture, or region. That is exactly what I came to the Middle East to discover, and I can't believe I touched it this closely on my first day.
After that more serious conversation, Haula disappeared for below deck for awhile, but quickly returned with her other sister and remaining brothers. It was then that I felt ...
... Paul into buying a pair to ease his foot problem. They also are very cool.
Walked past the Pera Palace Hotel where Agatha Christie wrote Murder on the Orient Express. Had a pide (cheese pizza) on the street, and Glenn bought baklava to share. We ended up in Karakoy, the modern name for the ancient Galata, which is a commercial neighborhood in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul. The Galata Tower dominates the area and can be seen from all ...
... very ornate in the European fashion but with a Turkish flavour.No kitchen as food was sent by boat from Dolmabahce Palace. One interesting story was that one the sultan's mother and younger brother plotted to assasinate the sultan but were unsuccessful, but instead of the mandatory death sentence for such offence the sultan showed mercy and had them under house arrest in Beylerbeyi Palace for 7 years. Ironically sfter completing their ...
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