Hotel Fehmi Bey
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It was a short flight from Bodrum to Istanbul, and our driver was waiting for us holding up a sign with our name on it as we exited the terminal. We landed at Istanbul's domestic airport, and it took us about an hour to get to our apartment in the old part of the city. Both Caroline and I were fascinated by what we saw. Istanbul is both modern and enormous (14 million people), and is a fascinating combination of the West and the Middle East. The highway was modern ...
... calligraphic manuscripts and murals, as well as a display of Ottoman treasures and jewellery. Many in the group would like to have the items on display in their own house. To ensure there is no wastage broken plates and bowls were put back together with copper staples at the back. Blue Mosque Due to the morning crowds which would have seen us queuing for 2 hours we decided to come back in the afternoon after some cruise boats left Istanbul. MOSQUE the grand project of Sultan ...
... commercial street. We stopped at the only restaurant we found, Akin Restoran. The food was very good and extremely cheap. The only issue we encountered was an awkward cultural clash. The restaurant’s balcony did not receive much airflow and Tyler was starting to burn up. We hadn’t received the check, so he got up and asked the waitress for the bill. However, instead of the bill, the waitress brought out two piping hot glasses of tea. ...
... verses from the Quram, the Holy Muslim Book, mainly verses of the creation.
The Topkapi Palace /museum is also impressive, this of much later construction, with wonderful views to the Sea of Marmara, it houses Ottoman treasures including the dagger shown in the movie of some years ago ( no pix can be taken here), religious relics, including a foot print of the Prophet Mohamed, one arm of St. John evangelist, and exquisite ...
... would be offensive in an American culture it seems like here they are desired features in a Turkish women. So I decided to calm down, not be so tense about it, and understand that this is a completely different culture 100% and how women are treated and respected in America, they are respected differently in Turkey.
It was definitely a culture shock for me, but at least I got some greats deals on gifts! ...