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... coffee and the Turkish equivalent of ouzo. We had one of the teas each and this was accompanied by a bread snack. Carpet knotting was demonstrated and the different types of carpets were explained. There were some terrific carpets and hangings, of course the ones I liked were the most expensive - $11,000. Next stop was The Blue Mosque ( Sultan Ahmet Camii). It has 6 minarets and an interior covered with beautifully hand painted blue ...
... hills and back down to the water past the chain to enter the Golden Horn. And used huge cannons to breech the large stone walls surrounding the city. We have seen ruins of these. They are amazing. So, then it was the Sultan and the Ottomans. Then, in 1923, Turkey became a Republic. So 1st, Eastern Roman Empire 2nd, Ottoman Empire 3rd, War of Independence.... After the 1st World War, the Allies divided up Turkey. Turkey kept Istanbul and part to the north. France and Italy got the ...
... wear, textiles and other tourist goods. Shops also sold fruits, vegetables, fish and flowers. The 2 hour cruise took us through the Bosphorus waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia. This strait runs between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. We saw many palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments and yachts. We passed two ...
... and of course tomatoes and cucumbers which I love. Then the main course came. It was cheese and spinach in a special dough. Then we went to her nieces house who has a 5 year old boy. Max and he played together for a while and there was more food brought out. It was nice to talk English with an adult. They were all very kind and gracious. People here are always giving Max something.
Turkish people are generally very ...
... another walk across Galata bridge with all the fishermen, and around the Karikoy area. Instead of going up the tower, we found a cafe with a rooftop nearby which had just as good a view and didn't cost anything (other than the cup of tea and coffee we bought), so we sat there enjoying views across the golden horn, Bosphorus and Istanbul skyline. One of our main reasons for venturing back across the horn was to try out this Syrian fast food place we had read about on Culinary backstreets. ...