Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... now been uncovered. There is some ongoing restoration but this did not detract from the beauty of the place. We then walked further to the Topkapi Palace. There is much, what I thought was Arabic script on the walls, but in fact it is the Ottoman language. The Palace covers a large area with large open spaces inside and we made our way to the museum to see a collection of jewels and ornaments, which was worth seeing. There were splendid views from the Palace over the Bosphorus. ...
... pigtails and a bright blue bandanna sprint past you down the valley. Her arms are spread like an airplane and she manages to work in small skips and jumps every couple of steps. As if that weren't enough, she is singing "I Just Can't Wait To Be KIng" from Disney's Lion King, and she knows every word.
I swear, every day I have to actively try and convince myself that she's older than me. Whatever though, she always lightens up the mood.
... to my American followers:
How many of you believe that most Muslims are terrorists, or that their religion encourages them to be violent?
I think the vast majority of you will disagree with that statement on an individual level, and agree that there is evil in every society of the world. Evil cannot be confined to one section of the human populace. Yet, our own country holds the stigma of "believing it" and that's a problem.
... a week, meeting with each for anywhere from one to three periods a day. He also has a chess club he assists with for two periods a week with the same age group, and every other week, he teaches an after-school class for struggling students.
He's starting to get into the groove with the students and has scaled back his expectations of the students, which he says has helped a lot.
General This and That:
The school provides us with breakfast (if ...
... rinse after which we returned, now feeling like new baby chicks, clean and fresh to the sitting room. Where I sat for about half an hour, absolutely satisfied and somewhat exhausted, enjoying the somewhat new sensation of being clean.
I don’t think I’ve yet gone into that much detail about any one excursion on this trip, which probably tells you how much I enjoyed it. I would do it again ten times over and urge everyone who dips a toe into Turkey to try a Hamam.