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... is a lot different to the rugged, rocky coast down south where we are. Around Istanbul in the north, the countryside is rolling hills with a lot of soil and much of it farm land.
Th ancient city of Troy, thought to be just a legend until discovered in the 1860's, is incredible but doesn't really "come to life". The excavations are still only partly done and there is little in the displays to give you a ...
... elevated kiosk known as the hünkar mahfili ; and an ornate library behind the omphalion. Looking up towards the northeast (to your left if you are facing the apse), you will see three mosaics at the base of the northern tympanum (semicircle) beneath the ydome. These are 9th-century portraits of St Ignatius the Younger, St John Chrysostom and St Ignatius Theodorus of Antioch.To their right on one of the pendentives is a 14th-century mosaic of the face of a ...
... up little fish for them to eat... Quite wrong. Turns out people buy 'simit' (similar to bagels I guess?) not for them to eat, but to throw up in the air for the birds. This seems to be quite a good deal on both sides... The birds get a free feed, and we all get an odd satisfaction of watching the birds dive head first down towards to water and when impact looks imminent, swooping up up victorious with a piece of bread. I can ...
Another fine, clear day, ideal for the two intrepid travellers. We started off with our usual rooftop breakfast, during which we watched all the shipping, of which there is a huge amount - cargo ships, fishing boats, cruise liners, tankers and so on - going through the narrow straits. We'd decided already that we'd have another go at visiting the Blue Mosque. It was en route to most other destinations and quite close to the hotel, so we should at least give it a ...
... raining all day and I wore toms so my feet were soaked and freezing. my ankle started acting up so I felt like pano walking up the brick roads. we had to wait in a cafe for the van. here I tried my first glass of fresh pomegranate juice. it was wonderful. once we arrived at the hotel we had an hour to rest before dinner. we went to a restaurant that was about a 7 minuet walk up the road and here I ate lentil soup grape leaves and a cheese pie all of which were in Turkish moderation. ...