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... on our previous holiday in Turkey. Wandering a few hundred metres up the hill we realised that we were anything but alone. Right there were Ayasofia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. While we were down a quiet little street, just up the road the tour buses were arriving by the dozens. We decided to make the Underground Cistern our first stop. This amazing cavern which served as Istanbul's water supply several centuries ago is well worth ...
This is the final blog for my month
long vacation in Europe, and it covers my five day stay in Istanbul.
In early 2013 I rooted for Istanbul to
be selected by the International Olympic Committee to be the host
city of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games beating out Madrid and Tokyo. I
was ready to pack my bags and purchase my tickets if Istanbul got the
nod. Unfortunately there were demonstrations in that city the week
that the IOC visited, and probably ...
... 1609 and 1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I. just like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasa and a hospice.Besides still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a popular tourist attraction in Istanbul.
... The Serpentine Column has one of the longest literary histories of any object surviving from Greek and Roman antiquity — its provenance is not in doubt and it is at least 2,491 years ...
Today is when we have to sort things out. that means the hassle of getting stuff washed etc. It's too cold for the socks and grundies to dry and so take the stuff to Adam's Laundry up the road. Adam sells handicraft goods out the front and has the washing machines out the back. Next up, we have to start sorting out the next leg and it's a hassle. We were wondering if we could get a direct flight to Goa in India.....so we check the net and then do it the old ...