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... getting to your destination requires avoiding road repairs, building works and the trams!
- it's hilly: Constantinople (the new Rome) was built on a peninsula featuring 7 hills - just like the original Rome. Theoretically, we "knew" this prior to arrival - but experientially we really know it now! This does impact how one gets from A to B i.e. The most direct route may not be the ...
... into another similar area where we were scrubbed with a special mitt to clean all the dead skin off. Since we had the first appt. of the morning, we were the only ones there.....good since at this point we were totally naked! I haven't been washed like that since I was a baby!!! Just about every nook and cranny on our bodies were scrubbed! The next step was the bubble wash while lying on a circular marble slab. The attendants ...
... dress up, weaing Sultans and Sultana's costumes, which was a bit of fun to finish it off.
We walked past the famous Oriental express train station on our walk around the city and got to visit the Archeology museum.
We experienced a traditional Turkish bath on our last night here, which was something I will never forget. Thanks to Dani for sharing this intimate experience with, and also laughing at me falling into the jacuzzi.
... couple of the songs. I think "Dry Bones" was not as good as it usually is. Without having the recording of the concert, I don't know that I could say which piece I think we did the best on, however it seemed that "I Gotta Robe" and "The Heart's Cry" were our best pieces that we performed. The crowd was relatively large, with groups of people coming and going periodically. We did not perform any of our Turkish or Greek pieces for this concert. After finishing the concert, we thanked ...
... today. We will see how THIS goes. Getting OUT of Istanbul is our biggest concern. We are hoping it calms down soon thereafter. Thomas doesn't know this yet...but HE is driving. :-) We set the clocks back last night and Thomas is sleeping the sleep of the dead. I am glad to se him sleep...I have finally met someone who has a more difficult time than myself sleeping! One difference between how we deal with it is Thomas will get up and go forth with 4 hours ...