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Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Crystal Ingram, Marlana Cirillo, Graeme Biddle J-Term Presentation
Popular Greek & Turkish Music
Influences of Greek-Turkish Pop Music
- Ottoman Classical music
· Turkish folk music
· European popular music
A main factor that contributed to the musical change in Turkey was the transition of the Ottoman Empire to the new ...
... destroyed and rebuilt around 3 times. Then we went to Topkapi palace, the best part was the weapons and the daimonds. Also they apparently have Moses's staff, but I don't think so. After looking at all the stuff in Topkapi palace we walked to the grand bazaar which is like the spice markets but 10 times bigger. We didn't buy anything but it was cool to look at all the shops and ...
... Istanbul street with a mixture of trams, buses and taxis rolling up and down it, Dozens of restaurants, fast food kebab outlet's, spice shops and Turkish sweet shops lined up and down it and a mixture of tourists and locals going about their business in a flutter of activity. Andrew ended up settling for some kebabs to take back for dinner and returned grinning from ear to ear with stories of his 30min adventure. Sarah felt very happy ...
... ever had. I still love me some Iskender, and don't you dare let me touch Testi (haha, but seriously it's delicious), but this was some quality food.
When we finally got to the Bazaar, we walked through the Egyptian gate which takes you through the Spice Bazaar. That is heaven on earth for your taste buds because every shop keeper around is offering free samples. Just to name a few of the delicious morsels, there was Turkish Delight (obviously), ...
... actually looked up the fees for entering Turkey and the fee we paid was correct for Australians however interestingly New Zealanders enter for free. Strange.
We then caught a convenient and cheap shuttle to the center of Istanbul. A couple of hours, and a whole heap of istanbul traffic jams later we were in the center of the new town area Taksim. Our hotel was in the old town area, Sultanahamet. Taksim was only 5km from our accomodation but not knowing the area we thought ...