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... It felt great to see our picture on the gates of the church. We were welcomed by the people of Turkey and got to perform some Turkish folk songs that many have grown up knowing. Ultimately, our concert was a success. The environment of the church contributed to the sacred atmosphere for everyone. Although we do need more time to adjust to the time change and this new exciting country, we have plenty of time to work on our unity as a whole which we project in our future ...
... The Anzacs were then loaded into row boats that were towed by steam boats to the shore of Anzac beach. Instead of landing at Brighton beach for whatever reason the 1500 Anzacs landed at Anzac cove. The Turks weren't waiting at Anzac cove, there was no blood shed on these beaches. There were only a handful of scouts with limited artillery. The young and very inexperienced, eager Anzacs then took out the scouts and made there way up over the first ridge and a had ...
Istanbul, the city formerly known as Constantinople (Istanbul actually has had so many names that there is a Wikipedia article just for its old names) has a long and varied history. It has been the capitol city for four empires, has had two major religions (Christianity of various flavours and Islamic), sits on the official split between Europe ...
... until two. Dad slept as well so I think we're both pretty caught up on sleep by now from the flight over here. When we woke up we decided to go check out the Topkapi Palace, which was the palace of the Ottoman Empire. My shorts that I got for this trip had a belt that was too short so we looked around for a tailor for a while and found a guy that spoke zero English. We spent a minute or two miming what we wanted him to do and then he motioned to come back at six so we left ...
... in 1616 and was commissioned by Sultan Ahmet.
We entered along the right side as tourists are not allowed through the front. Once inside we had to remove our shoes and I had to cover my head and shoulders (even though I had a short sleeved top on). We wandered through the very crowded mosque, we were not allowed to access the front 2/3. Inside it is very large and the tiles are beautiful. My only distraction (other than the hordes of other tourists) ...
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