Ikbal Deluxe Hotel Istanbul
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... s. This beautiful Catholic Church was in the heart of the city and many many people came through there. The church had wonderful acoustics and art was astonishing. Throughout the performance people were coming and going. Some came in to take pictures and others came to pray. But throughout the whole thing there was a constant number of about 180-200 audience members. The first concert of our trip had some great moments and some scary ones. First, one ...
Stepping across the border into Turkey was like stepping into the Third World after the relative comforts of Western Europe, but with it came all the excitement of being amongst a completely different culture. We had pulled in just short of the border to try and get some Turkish Liras as we knew there were road tolls across Turkey. Lo and behold there was an ATM there, so we plugged in to get about TL1000. It gave us Euros! We had assumed ...
... the cistern, so none of my pictures turned out to be good. I was really hoping to get the miserable fish that someone threw in the underground water trap.
Jason and I walked our legs off today. After visiting the three sites we wanted to see in Sultanahmet, we headed toward the Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar. At this point, we had walked around eleven miles with no food in our stomach and only water to drink. I'm providing context to the story because this is where the wheels fall off ...
... to have his own purpose of getting his own agenda to the people. Some said they were not practicing Muslims.
The Spice Market is full of people buying spices, foods, vegetables, and kitchen items. Our guide takes us to the medicinal shop and we see leeches in jars. Before we gross out, surgeons in the US do use them during surgery even to this day. Most patients may be knocked out and are not aware of it.
We finally checked in at the Pera Palace Hotel, the ...
... by a couple of people, Akin Balik, and found it with a small bit of detouring. We had a few small dishes of eggplant, yogurt with peppers, some greens (sounded like he was saying sea bream) and sardines that were amazing. We had an order of really good calamari and two fish dishes (several small fish and two larger ones). It was all very good. We sampled the local alcohol Yani Ravi. Essentially, it is moonshine similar to ouzo that you mix in a small glass ...
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