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... Sophia dates from the 4th Century, built by Emperor Justinian in 365, the Blue Mosque dates from the 16th century built soon after the fall of New Rome ( Constantinople) in 1453, Rome, Byzantium, (Ottoman Empire), all within walking distance, rather within a few hundred yards of each other. Hagia Sophia is now a museum, after having been a basilica, a mosque and since 1920's a museum. Some fundamentalist groups want it to be a ...
... There was no time for a warm up or sound check in the church sanctuary, which made for an interesting concert. Acoustically, the space at St. Antoine's is very live and reverberant. It is also a fairly large church, so it took awhile for the sound to bounce around the room. Several students commented that they were very cold during the performance and could see their own breath. I was moving around ...
... and Saturdays. Code Red Outfit Crisis on line 1.
Walked in with my handler, Ceyhun. “You’re only allowed to get 2 pairs of shoes”. Last
time I got 5 pairs. Was also there on a mission to buy replacement sandals. Which I did. Plus extras. Which I think is quite restrained considering the story that they were telling me – the day before a woman had popped into the shop. Weighed down with shopping and just wanting to take a ...
... Asia. Salih took us to eat Baklava and turkish icecream at Karakoy Gulluoglu, right near where we got off the ferry. Salih said this Baklava was the best and it was very good but for all three of us foreigners, it was too sweet and rich. Like eating a Mars Bar Cheesecake, delicious for the first 1 or 2 bites but gets really sickly afterwards unless balanced with something. Maybe if we had some coffee, it would have provided that ...
... ten minutes on the stage.
I will admit that it looked lovely, the kids enjoyed it, the parents were ecstatic, and that it was (at times) fun. However, just think how much more the kids could have learned if we'd been able to focus on teaching new vocabulary and structures for the sixty-plus hours they instead devoted to this production. As Charlie Brown would say: good grief. And, the cherry on top was that we ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service