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Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Song of the day: Inshallah - Eskimo Joe
In third world traffic
I'm dead amongst the static
It's coming through my ears
With a prayer mat at your feet
And a smoke that tastes so sweet
You can forget about the one's asleep
If only for one week
At an …
Up early this morning and we caught a tram into Istanbul with Rod and Toni. We went straight to the Blue Mosque. Luckily we got there early as the queue to get in was 100 metres long at 9.30 am but it only took 20 minutes to get in. The Blue Mosque is a truly breathtaking building and the size of it inside is huge and it is truly one of the wonders of the world. After we left there, we walked to the Grand Bazaar which is like the Spice Bazaar ...
... social butterfly.... He was along for the ride. There is a dog that stays in my neighborhood, I think I shall call him Chach. If you make eye contact with him he will approach you and wag his tail. If you don't make eye contact with him he will leave you alone. A few days ago I decided to be brave and put my hand out. He ducked down, nuzzled up to my hand and wagged his tail. We had a connection. I scratched him behind his ears for a few minutes before I ...
... other possibilities (but the original story is definitely the best). The first is that the Greeks built the horse as an offering to the gods after they took Troy as a thank you type thing as its possible the earthquake brought the city of Troy down and then the Greek army marched in. So the horse thanked the gods for sending the earthquake. The other option is that the horse was a battering ram. The walls of Troy were stone and very strong at the base but further up they ...
... Florence, & Rome) with a tour company called EF College Break. EF stands for "Education First." I went with my friend, Emily from high school and we met some nice people, all around my age, and had a great time. They did a really nice job with balance. A good amount of free time versus structured sightseeing. Their prices are more than reasonable and it’s amazing how much you do in such a short time! So, I decided to do another tour with them this summer!