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... update of the entire bailout programme - which the Greek government has requested some new changes for, now is expected to be published by the Troika in February 2015.
The downgrading of Greek government debt to junk bond status in April 2010 created alarm in financial markets, with bond yields rising so high, that private capital markets were practically no longer available for Greece as a funding source. On 2 May 2010, the Eurozone countries and ...
... is supported by four pillars fondly called "elephant feet" and are 5 metres in diameter.
It can hold 10,000 people there to pray.
there ate three levels divided in to areas for men then women and then women with young children.
it was an interesting visit but again you are left wondering about the great religion divide and what makes people behave the way they do?
We left the mosque and headed to the Grand Bazaar. In the Bazaar there ...
... our cruise was known to him. He used to work with Tony and Cheryl about 20 years ago. So they had a good old catch up on the old days! We landed at a little village at the edge of the Black Sea and while some chose to swim, we climbed the hill to an old fortress - Ceneviz Kalesi - which provided a superb view of the new suspension bridge that will be completed late next year. It is a joint project with Turkey, Italy and South ...
... for. How very disappointing.
Tomorrow morning will see us leave Istanbul headed into Bulgaria then up into Romania. It's been almost three days off the bike now, which has been too long for me and I can't wait to get going again. We have an appointment with a truck on Friday afternoon, but lots of riding still to do between now and then.
... was outstanding to look at, I forgot my scarf so we couldn't go right inside but we shall go back tomorrow. We then went to the Basillica Cistern - underground chamber from AD 532 which held the water supply, was quite fascinating to look at and there was medusa's heads which was amazing to see. After we ended up walking into Topkapi Palace gardens so we followed the path through, extremely pretty. We ended on the other side of Istanbul and managed to find our way to the ...