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... dervishes is a revived branch of Islamic religion. The perform a dance called sema, which means sky. Our guide explained how the religion centres around the belief that everything revolves, seasons, days, planets, atoms (to which Chris muttered scientific corrections) and their dance is a form of prayer which reflects this.
First we went to Suleymaniye Mosque - of suleyman the magnificent ...
... you can tell from Rhonda's happy face! Oh, did I forget to mention?! It started pouring down rain while we were out strolling. Tried to wait it out, but ended up succumbing to one of the many guys hawking umbrellas! After dinner we found BAKLAVA and TURKISH DELIGHTS! A great way to finish off the nite! Now we are ready for some sleep. We'll be up and at it ...
... with a pleased smile tells me I can go to the guest room at gate 219, I can have a bed there. I am so grateful; I nearly fall to my knees in appreciation. I had been awake since 3.30 am, a usual thing for me these days and was almost on my knees already.
I go to gate 219 and find the guest room. I have to check-in first and hand over my boarding card. Behind, there is a large room divided into sections with low panels. In the first, there are comfortable seats and a TV; beyond ...
... Aya Sophia overlooking the blue mosque and listened to the minarets blast out the calls to prayer all over the city. Keiran and Jono decided to try the Turkish yoghurt drink they were recommended, which turned out to be one of the most disgusting drinks we have ever tried. It wasn't exactly the poster child for amazing Turkish food and drink. After lounging with the local feral cats on the steps outside the Aya Sophia we left to check out the Hippodrome before making our way to ...
... in fact, we broke our own rule and ate at the restaurant twice. Our friend Huseyin introduced us to the establishment, and we could not have asked for better company at dinner. He elaborated on his love for cats, he told us that he older brother thinks he's incredibly poor even though he's a published novelist, and he negotiated mercilessly with our ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center