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We travelled up to Nicosia Saturday morning, crossed over to North Cyprus, drove to ERCAN airport and got on Onurair, for our flight to Istanbul. At the airport, the smells started to be "interesting"...., our flight was uneventful and when we landed, we found the very conveniently situated underground station to make our way to the hotel. Our troubles started when the underground line stopped and we ...
... and is big enough to hold 27 million gallons of water. My favorite part besides the creepy subterranean atmosphere (including glow in the dark fish that swim in the water) was the two Medusa heads that are carved into the bottom of a couple of pillars to scare off intruders. They were very lifelike looking as you can see!!
Next up: the Ottoman empire and so we headed to Topkapi Palace ...
We had a pretty short day of touring today as Chris was pretty sick. He work up this morning not feeling great, but seemed well enough to head out for a visit at Topkapi Palace. This was an Ottoman Palace and construction began in the mid-1400s. Apparently the palace was used for over 400 years. We walked through the first and second court to begin with, which are really an area of big gardens and there is a viewing area of some old carriages. We had to pay extra to ...
Where the hell are we? I look around and finally make out the tall white obelisk at the end of the Roman hippodrome.
“Finish here! Sultanahmet!”
“But this isn’t our hotel.” I protest.
“You not say hotel, You say Sultanahmet. Here Sultanahmet. All out!”
My goodness! Do we have any option? We can fight or pay him more, but we decide not to give him that satisfaction.
“Ah yes, of course! ...
... across the space supporting the roof. Several interesting architectural features survive, the highlight being two large, square sculptures of the Head of Medusa, the mythological “hair of snakes” woman, used as bases for 2 of the columns.
Back out into the daylight and it is time to take off our shoes, as one can only stand on the prayer carpet in a mosque shoeless ( actually barefoot, to be strict I believe ). The interior of the ...
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