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... a glass of apple tea, delicious, and in the window a lady was making and rolling pastry to produce the local filo pastries. Continuing on our way we ran the gamut of all the local eateries telling us how superior their establishment was, they all sold the same sort of food so lots of competition. After a quick was we went out and chose one of eateries, my glass red was in a huge glass and very nice. We had stuffed vine leaves and local meatballs followed by spinach pancake and lamb ...
... year 452 but I prefer good old US sidewalks. Greece is remarkably different. I walked around a lot and I didn’t see any drainage system. They have a plethora of cobblestoned sidewalks and streets but Greece is partial to marble - until it rains. Then, you have to be careful so as not to slip.
Enough for today. My laptop tells me to power down as I am at 7% of charge and I can’t find a charging kiosk. Thanks for listening and keep me in your thoughts as you are in ...
... Schism”, disagreeing on matters doctrinal and authoritative. Second, the year 1204, when the European (“Latin”, as opposed to “Greek”) Army of the 4th Crusade decided, at the urging of their Venetian navy, that it was more profitable to sack Constantinople and its Eastern Orthodox Christians than to try to recapture the Holy Land. And third, 1453, when Mehmet the Conqueror finally completed the capture of ...
... rubbish. It really is a shame that people don't care about their cities but it makes me appreciate home even more.
It's an early night on the cards considering we've only had 5 hours sleep and are on the road at 6.30 in the morning. When we get back in a couple of days, we will give haggling a go. Too many people to try today. So far we've seen most of the ceramic items that were in Greece but at half the price! Might be in for a bargain or 2!
Today it was raining again and the temp was 13 degree. It is suppose to get better tomorrow, here's hoping. Had a early night yesterday and it could barely keep my eyes open at 5:30. Sleep we'll until 3, then in and out of sleep. I heard the call to prayer it was around 5:30 am but not that loud so it did not wake me. Took 2 different tours today the first was Dolmabahce Palace and the second Beylerbeyi Palace. The tour guide for the first was not one of ...