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... on both the Silk and Tea Roads from China. Istanbul was funded 600 BC by Greeks and then ruled by the Romens, Byzantines, Latins and the Ottoman. Consequently, there are large numbers of monuments, mosques and Christian church in this city. The most famous one is Hagia Sophia - church of Divine Wisdom was originally built during the Emperor Constantine reign in the basilica form with a wooden dome roof. It was the largest cathedral in the world for many centuries until ...
... and seeing the confluence of the Bosphoros and the Black Sea, after which we dined on local Black Sea sea bass at a local seafood restaurant; and visiting the Spice Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, and the Chora church.
On Monday morning we headed back to the airport and boarded a short flight to Izmir (ancient Smyrna), and then caught the local train bound for Selcuk (ancient Ephesos). I was really excited to be able to see Ephesos twice in one trip, and it was fun to be ...
... had a quick chat about our plans, and we looked again at the maps if Asia, but we can't find a viable solution to our problem. Emre addressed the letter to the shepherd got us, we'll need a post office for a stamp. We walked to the fish restaurants at Galata bridge. It's a lovely day and we sat in the sun on the quay side, the conversation was interesting, we chatted about food, art, music, photography and work. Murat and Murat took photos, ...
... a few pieces and ramming them down my gullet, but little did I know that this quest would not come so easily - first, it would be required to study up on all the different types of baklava, and it wouldn't be as simple as reading the menu. Hafiz Mustafa's offerings are presented in a veritable baklava bible! Would you expect anything less, given that a sublime piece of baklava is an almost religious experience?
The variety ...
... had a good think about it, but the idea of walking from nine to five didn’t appeal.
We did visit the Grand Bazaar today. It’s like that carpet shop, all over again, but lots of em. We kept to the centre of the walkway and the shop owners bent double to try to make eye contact. There were more carpet shops, jewellers and china shops than you could think possible crammed into that area. Each, with their spruker nagging the tourists.
An education indeed, more ...