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... The police had just shot our cab with pepper spray-filled paintballs. At first we didn’t feel any effects, but as time went on, all of us including the driver began to cough and gag a bit as we inhaled. Our exposure was minimal, and we can’t imagine what it would feel like to take a full dose. Once we made it home, we laughed about the experience both saying how we were kind of glad it happened. It made the trip that much more eventful ...
... state. Local businesses around the mosque pay monthly rent for the upkeep of the mosque. Hagia Sophia was built in 500 AD. It was built over the remains of two earlier churches. Hagia Sophia means "Divine Wisdom". For 900 years it served as the "eastern Vatican". When the Ottomans conquered Constantinople in 1453, it was turned into a mosque. However, it still retains some of the earlier Christian mosaics and frescoes, although ...
... a working mosque and visitors are not allowed to disturb the prayer sessions.
The architecture is extraordinary as is the mosaic work and stained glass windows; photos simply cannot do it justice. The domed ceilings are a feat of engineering and have survived many an earthquake. It is so-called (the Blue Mosque) because the tiles inside lining the walls and domes are blue and white.
We have been in Istanbul a week today. There is so much more to see and ...
Dang, I can not believe that my time in Turkey is over! So I decided that I wanted to take out a minute while it is still fresh in my mind and just reflect over the past 5 and half days! So I will start off with the citizens of Turkey! The first time I encountered with the Turkish people was at the airport. For starters at the airport, they were not very nice! They did not offer to help you if you needed help and I ...
... My retail brain has switched on a kicks up a gear as a walk past a music shop. I want a pair of funny little hammer thingies that you use to play a dulcimer with (don’t ask). I can barely explain it in English, I had Buckleys in Turkish. Until I saw a santur. “What
do you play that with?” Bazinga. In the bag. Plus one of the random woodwind instruments that was racked up near the till. Chewing gum for musicians.
I won’t bore ...