Mega Residence Hotel Istanbul
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... to continue for miles. The night ended at Leb-i-Derya where we sat and had drinks on a rooftop where we could see the Istanbul skyline. We were feeling lucky to be there.
Day 2 – Mosques and Mishaps
Our second day started with a quick, but good, Turkish breakfast at a little hole-in-the-wall near our apartment. Afterwards, we met Pervin, our tour guide, and hopped in a cab to old city. This was a great idea because neither of ...
We had another visit to the Grand Bazaar yesterday. In preparation for our cruise on a Turkish Gullet (more on that later), we needed to buy beach towels. Turkey is the place to buy them; they are made of cotton or bamboo or a mixture of both. We bought the bamboo as they are beautifully soft. They're also large but lightweight and don't take up much space. They can also double as a sarong, lightweight blankie and anything else you can think of :-)
... a bit more than we’d bargained for! He started talking a lot about the camaraderie between forces at Gallipoli, and told us his take on religion, people and greed. He delved into the differences between Christianity and the Islamic faith; being mainly that Christians worship Jesus as the SON of god, but Muslims worship Muhammad as a messenger of God’s word. It was a very interesting (and definitely complex) discussion. He gave us each a copy of the Qur’an ...
-meter poems by unknown people
-caraguna woman's dress dance and folk song celebrating women's dress
-ancient Greek folk instruments:
-lyre made of tortoise shell, famous instrument of Ancient Greece
-mandolin or bezuki, wooden body with metal strings, modern Greek instrument
-Turkish folk music: fed by two main sources: turkou singers and ...
... clothing before heading out. We headed back to the Blue Mosque, we arrived during prayer so couldn't enter, we sat and watched them all clean their heads and feet before heading in.
Muslims pray five times a day, dawn to sunrise, when the sun is at it's highest point, when the shadow of the object is the length of the object (in the afternoon), when the sun has set, once the last red has left the sky. At each of these times ...