Travel Blogs from Istanbul
This is it! After all fun and games it is time to go home, this is the last day of my Dubai Turkey journey. We checked out of the hotel and start the city tour before we go to the airport.
First stop is the Topkapi Palace, it is the biggest popular sites to visit in Istanbul, was built in between 1466 and 1478 …
Last day at Cappadocia, after breakfast we went directly to the airport. It was small and petite for an international airport; check in process was smooth although I can't say the same thing on the x-ray. I was stopped and asked to open by hand carry as they see a pointy item inside, there wasn’t any but I just play along with an annoyed face …
... a performance of only the American and "spiritual" songs. With some slight stretching to the definition of "spiritual," we were able to sing a 30 minute concert. It included:
The Best of All
Long Time Ago
Variation on a Theme of Handel
Sing Me to Heaven
I Got a Robe
The Heart's Cry
The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Randolph-Macon College Alma ...
... to add to our collection of borderline ridiculous costumed photographs.
Misir Carsisi – The Egyptian/Spice Market: No doubt the highlight of Sacha’s day. He is never one to want to start negotiating but couldn’t help himself upon emersion in all of the smells, sounds and colors of the market. We ended up with:
- Anatolia Spice – for yogurt
- Black Chili
- Salad Spice ...
... gesture, to ensure the humility of the ruler in the face of the divine. The pope has visited too - quite surprised and by all account only two mosques have been visited by popes! Hagia Sophia is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum. What a history. Sophia means Wisdom in Greek Language. When we translate the full name of Hagia Sophia to English it is Shrine of The Holy ...