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... are delivered on with wire handles. I just love it! Jy haggled down some guy for a watch, we got a lamp and a small purse. There are lots of stalls selling the same stuff, makes you wonder how they make a living. We took a open bus tour around the main sites of Istanbul, learnt a lot about each one and for off at the ...
In a few of my entries, I mentioned the protests that occurred while we were in Turkey. Since our visit, Turkey has endured continued unrest. We saw many beautiful and magnificent things while in Turkey, it may be unfair for me to say that our visit was overshadowed by the protests. But we were reminded of them daily, and the protests continued long after ...
... beard one day!). The ways of the parliament were quite canny too, with the Sultan listening in to debate behind a gold grid – and finishing each session on his command….. with a separate audience hall where all matters were discussed in silence - as if everyone was deaf & mute – to protect privacy. Politics also apparent in sporting activities – such as the red, green and blue teams of chariot racing ….where fans often ...
Next the Topkapi Palace where I saw the Hope diamond up close and personal. Well, behind secured glass and a rope, but close enough. And they had a bowl, (a bowl!) full of emeralds. The Palace also houses the sword of David and the staff of Moses. I was a little disappointed in the staff. It was really skinny and I always pictured it as a nice thick walking stick, not as a tree branch. And all I can of right ...
... Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives... You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side now here in this country of ours... you, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet