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... The City Walls. This was built to protect the city and was 5m thick in some places. It was guarded by towers every 50-60m apart. Much of the wall that once circled the city are now ruins, but in this spot where we visited you are able to walk beside ancient wall. • We then went to the Topkapi Palace. It was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years (1465-1856) of their 624-year reign. As well as a royal residence, ...
... pool, relaxing in the steambath & sauna. To wrap up the day, I find a spot at the outdoor rooftop lounge watching the sun set over Istanbul and the Marmara Sea.
Tomorrow early morning is my return date to reality. While turning in the night, I think back of this amazing journey and adventure. Cultural differences, history and fascinating palaces, charm and hidden escapes, Istanbul is definately a place to return to.
... of Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Bosphorus was a great way to start our day. Visiting these sites means fighting bus loads of tourists, putting up with street vendors, and scam artists, but it was worth it. It's also a very superficial view of the city. I wasn't really looking for a different kind of tour, but looking Round the internet, I found a company called Circle Istanbul that does small ...
... poor fellows did not fare well as the holes in the helmets showed.
It was amazing to see the gigantic chain that was put across the Golden Horn in an effort to keep the Turks from sailing in. The diorama showed how the Turks just took their boats overland behind the city walls !
The band's performance was heart stopping. We watched a video on the band's history first, shown on one of the walls. Then the wall ...
... the Celta training course which ended up being a completely ridiculous experience.
Anyway, I'm sure I'll be back travelling in Turkey at some point and still looking at teaching jobs, but probably not in Istanbul, which is where I didnt want to teach either.
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