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... War of Independence Ayasofia was turned into a Museum.
As a result of all this it is an interesting mix of Muslim and Christian. There were some amazing mosaics on the second floor of Jesus and others. I spent 2 1/2 hours happily wandering around and people watching.
After this I headed to the Archeological Museum which was full of really cool bits and pieces. Lots of sarcophagi, mosaics, paintings, jewellery etc... They ...
... Despite a heavy tiredness bearing down on us, it was decided that a visit to the notoriously brash and loud Grand Bazaar was the ideal introduction to this fast and untamed city. The moment you enter the low, arched walkways of the bazaar, with flaked paintwork gazing down on the crowds, it is easy to be transported back to the Ottoman heyday of the city when Constantinople was the centre of a vast Imperial and commercial power stretching from Persia to the heart of Europe.
... were absolutely wrapped with our company. It was through the tour that we met and shared dinning experiences with some of the most amazing people from around the world (Mexico, Argentina and *****ia (but from India), great conversation was had and the evenings whizzed by.
One of the cool experiences in Turkey was a balloon ride. Having woken up at ...
... My heart skipped a beat. Could this be?? Love, at first sight?
He passed me by then stood at a nearby wall, surveying the bar but all the time making glances and slight smiles in my direction. I was feverish, giddy, enthralled, in love! All at the same time, but what could I do, I have no Turkish? I grabbed from Tom’s Turkish phrase book, tearing through the pages till I found my opening chat up line – “do you speak English?” This had to be done ...
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