Travel Blogs from Aydin
... sites in the Old City are freely open so we were lucky to take a walk around the shrine. King Herod buried the remains of the previous temples under the Dome of the Rock platform so we were actually walking 10 metres above the site of the original temples. At 11:00 am we joined our free tour of the Old City but it was only an introductory tour and we probably had done more research on the Old City before we came ...
Today we toured the Old City in Jerusalem, where the
Christian sites were. We got to see the western wall (or wailing wall) and
walked through the stations of the cross (the path Jesus walked when he was
crucified). We also got to see the room where the last supper was held and went
to the Holy Church of the Sepulcher, a church that was built over the site where
Jesus was crucified. Again it is hard to describe how crazy this was. We were
such a big ...
... families through to video interviews with camp survivors and photo walls of the death camps, it was hard viewing. The final room is called the room of names. The round walls are lines with hundreds of ring binder folders documenting the names of those killed in the Holocaust. The ceiling, like an inverted bowl over one's head is covered in photosd of ...
... Harvard Kennedy School of Government. They actually weren't too happy to see
us- they didn’t know they would have to share the space. We had food and drinks
(slushies and beer) and they even had massages for us. They also had big tubs
of mud that we all covered ourselves in- it was supposed to be really good for
your skin. We floated for a while and then most people started the mud party. I
was COVERED in mud- even my eyelids and eyebrows. I had ...
... found on the inside of the church. One thing that was truly amazing is how bent the marble stone is from millions of people entering the site to pay their respects to the stone of anointing (where Jesus was prepared for his burial), aedicule (which holds the holy sepulchre itself), the catholicon (housing the main altar) and the omphalos (once thought to be the centre of the world and the site of the crucifixion and the resurrection). All of which ...
Other places to stay in Aydin
Aydin Mugla Karayolu 3. km., Aydin | 4 star hotelfrom $109