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Istanbul blir fantastisk! Her skal vi være fra søndag 8. august til onsdag 11. Da setter vi turen til Filippinene!
Søndag 8.8.2010 kl 00.20
Da er vi vel fremme i Istanbul, etter litt halveis forsvunnet bagasje på flyplassen og en mistenksom taxitur gjennom lugubre strøk, hehe. Vel ingen grunn til mistanke, hotellet vi omsider …
... There were eleven us in all. Two girls from China who spoke very little English. A couple both originally from China studying in Boston. He is an architect and now studying to be an urban planner at Harvard. She is studying at Boston University. They plan on returning to China when their studies are done. A couple from southern India, but he is currently working on a project in London. They and their 2 year old daughter will return to India once the ...
... tiles.... everywhere.
The ceilings were stunning and I enjoyed seeing the carpet with its pattern which carefully delineating a space for each Muslim to kneel down.
Although I admired the windows, tiles and general adornment, the strong smell of feet and the unpleasant feeling under mine of slightly damp carpet meant I was glad to escape and wondered how they managed to concentrate to pray in such a strongly scented place.
And this was when it was ...
My first impression is: Resort towns abound...almost feels like driving down any blvd in southern Florida...well not quite...we still pass the occasional Mosque with their minarets reaching for the heavens. And there are all the solar water heaters on top of EVERY ...
... renting a Turkish car is the best way to go ( although not a fiat I hear). One just has to be brave...and start out somewhere outside of Istanbul...and probably NEVER even attempt to drive within its boundaries...simply out-of-control! Anyway, Konya...I have picked up a couple of books that will help me understand more about who Rumi really was. I picked up a few silly souvenirs as well...and some Sufi music...we went to the Mevlani Museum ...
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center