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... the top love of kids and animals. He couldn't pass a single one without picking it up or giving it a pat or poke. It seems this affection for kids is true of Turks in general- having Sam along seems to get us friendlier service in restaurants and all the waiters joke with him whether they know English or not.
These tours are as much about the ...
... I realized I am using my iPhone camera just as much as, if not more, than my proper camera. I don't think I am going to try to do any "photography" in this trip. I have realized that I can only do one thing as a time, focus on taking photographs or take in the place, its history and its atmosphere. So, I am choosing to do that latter. In any case, no matter how hard I try, I am going to find better photos of these monuments on the internet. Thank god, I am carrying just ...
... that houses the fourth largest diamond and many other beautiful jewels. It was built by an Ottoman Sultan for his wives, harem and concubines. Tomorrow we hope to go over to the Asian side after we see the Spice Market.
I must apologize. We have not figured out how to put pictures on this. I am a terrible picture taker so I hope to put some of Steve's pictures on. We will try again tonight.
... The inside equally overwhelms you. Removing our shoes, Lois donning a scarf, we entered the building in complete awe. Going into the Mosque, we allowed ourselves to be captured by a local carpet salesman, who took us in a back entrance, provided us with a fantastic historical commentary and then escorted us to his store,
where we listen to a really interesting soft sell carpet presentation.
We returned to the ship by using the Hop On ...
... feasts, and along the Hippodrome that night families had picnics laid out waiting for the call to prayer that indicated it was time to eat.
So on the one hand, you have Eurotrash and, of course, you're not supposed to notice Turkish similarities with the Greeks (but there are definitely cultural similarities). On the other, you do have a pretty traditional Muslim population. There are Erdogan billboards everywhere--he is the current Prime Minister ...