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... off my day with A kumpir, which is a loaded baked potato, it is a mix of potato with cheese and butter until it’s light and fluffy, and then you can choose from an assortment of toppings including olives, hot dogs, pickles, corn, peas, bulgur and more. I also tried a doner, a Turkish dish made with meat cooked on a spinning vertical rotisserie. The meat was beef, ...
... external structure was very impressive with its six minarets versus the normal five. I found the introduction to the Muslim practices to be very informative and substantially different than what North Americans might commonly believe. Our guide took some time to explain the fact that under the new freedoms introduced by Ataturk, the dress selection for women was completely optional. If someone wished to dress in traditional Muslim attire, that was thier option and not ...
... part of the evening was our tour guide reacting to something I said by telling me he was one of the leaders of the riots that were held in Taksim Square last year : http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Tak sim_Gezi_Park_protests_in_Turkey Not too sure how to react to that.
After dinner Helena headed back to the hotel and had a tumble down the marble stairs. Not a good start. Me thinks she's gonna be sore tomoz.
... episode had calmed down, we started the tour at a small mosque. It seemed to me to be very similar to the mosque we saw yesterday, just smaller. To be honest all mosques look the same to me! Again, it was very beautiful. We continued on to the spice market. I had never seen anything like this kind of market before. There were large piles of spices everywhere. The thing I was most interested in here was the Turkish Delight. We always planned to buy some but before we did, we made sure ...
... there was a tour boat leaving about 20 minutes from when I got there so I hopped on. It was a short cruise (two hours) but it only cost 10 lira (£3), so I went for it. It was really nice. There was no guide explaining what we were seeing. It was simply a big ferry boat that went up one side of the river, and came back on the other side. But it was a nice way to spend a couple hours in the sun.
I walked ...