Moevenpick Hotel Istanbul
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... In fact that makes her God. I know Rosanne has a different angle on this but it worries me. Nevertheless, Hagia Sophia is an amazing building and one that has brought great glory to God. A few years ago my good friend Peter Corney recommended the book The Lost History of Eastern Christianity (I think I have the title right) which is the story of the Eastern Christian Church with its HQ in Constantinople. Then the Basilica of St Sophia was a Christian church not a mosque or a ...
... crosses on the ceilings that look sublimated on intricate floral patterns that were painted over the crosses when the Turks reclaimed their country.
The whole interior is amazing but the lights will be one of the most memorable things for me. They are suspended high from the ceilings and illuminate the floor from these intricate tracks. I wish we would have done some of the stores with these lights but minus the massive amounts of ...
... backpacks for the day/night/day. We had already scoped the area and knew where the buses were leaving from. It was a 5-6 minute walk from the hotel and very easy. We arrived, climbed onto the buses and set off pretty much on time at 6:30am. Renee dubbed the bus driver Manuel from Faulty Towers although I distinctly remember having another Manuel in Wales. After driving with him for a while she changed her mind and called him Driving with Miss Daisy because his top speed ...
... closed. We had not heard anything about this (we do try read the headlines every few days just incase there is anything going on we should know about, but this was never mentioned). The border was very busy with people trying to get through and trucks parked up, although they were allowing people to walk across just no vehicles. The Albanians suggested we walk across (bout 500mtrs) and talk to the Greeks and say we are tourists and see if they will let us in.
... was a special treat for him. He always greeted us at the door when we came home, and we so looked forward to seeing him standing there when we returned from holidays. He would sniff our bags and wonder what treasures we had brought home. Unfortunately, this time we returned from holiday, he wasn't standing at the door, ready for a good cardboard scratch after not seeing us for three weeks.
That's been one of the hardest things: looking for him, only to remember that ...
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