Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... 287;lu section of Istanbul instead. Beyoglu is separated from the old city (Constantinople) by the Golden Horn. Historically it was called “Pera,” named after a Venetian ambassador whose had the grandest palace in the quarter. Historically Beyoglu was always known as the European section of Istanbul. It was home to European traders and merchants since ...
So back to Istanbul for a little over a day prior to flying to Athens. We took a cooking class with woman in her 50's who had lived in Istanbul her entire life. She lived in a beautiful large apartment in a nice part of the city which had been built in the 1930's. The food of Istanbul and western Turkey is Mediterranean and as such pretty much the same as that found in Greece. ...
· They sell the rug for $300
We then went into the silk room, where we saw how they extracted their own silk. They have their own Mulberry trees for their own moths – that produce the eggs / larvae responsible for the silk production. They then put the eggs into hot water and agitate them to get some strands forming and then spin it onto a spool. This has been happening since back in the day when Marco Polo smuggled some eggs back ...
... in 1460 and which has always been used to store works of art and treasure. It features an incredible collection of precious objects including jewelry with diamonds and other precious metals and stone. Significant among them are the sword of Suleyman the Magnificent, the Throne of Ahmed-I inlaid with mother-of-pearl and the Topkapi dagger, a small dagger with three enormous emeralds on the hilt and a watch set into the pommel (perhaps used to record the exact time of death of ...
We have had a relaxing day today. Did washing then walked to wharf. Beautiful day went to Museum which although quite small was very interesting. Walked further sat and had a coke watching all the ferry's come and go we cannot believe the people that are around. We thought that the traffic would be better but nope just as busy. We are glad we are ...
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