Blue World Hotel
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... great sightseeing, a really good place to take pictures. After I headed back down to the Sultanahmet District, where I stopped at a Şark Kahvesi (The Orient Coffee House) to take a few moments to myself, relax and just people watch, this is a little bit of quiet peacefulness in such a bust area. I finished my day off with some shopping around the Grad Bazaar ...
... time photos, but think sunrise might have been a better option, and I can't see that happening.
After a bit of a wander I find myself walking past the restaurant I ate at the first night. Their waiter seemed nice and not sleazy. I choose some dishes from their window area (not off the menu this time) and it was tasty, but a bit oily. As I'm leaving the waiter tells me he's finishing up work soon and maybe we can go somewhere together - ...
To really know another culture is necessary to strip of all your pre concepts. Otherwise, everything you encounter along the way about what unknowingly, you formed a certain opinion, is just another way to enhance the view you already had for what should be new. Sounds complicated, but it is not. My learning about Islam began on the first day of my journey in Nairobi / Kenya. At that moment my feeling was only a great curiosity, and has been for the 8 African countries. But ...
... with his friends. All day we had been avoiding people on the streets trying to sell us carpet so we were feeling pretty annoyed that our tour guide had sprung this on us. We were polite and sat through a whole display of different carpets and learnt about different wool and ways of weaving. If we weren't so annoyed to be there it may have been slightly interesting. We drank their complimentary apple tea and then were out of there and off to the markets. By this time I ...
... of rooms where the Sultan and his BFFs lived.
My personal favorite was the Hagia Sofia. The current building (minus the restorations) was commissioned by Emperor Justinian in 532. It first served as a Christian church, and after the Ottomans came into power, it was hastily turned into a mosque. Some of the Islamic “embellishments” looked slap-dash. Alex and I were surprised to see so many Christian symbols and icons (Jesus, Mary and other Christian ...