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... epic songs, lyric songs, family songs, religious occasions’ songs, seasonal songs, social songs, proverbial songs, and children songs. There is also a distinct difference in the folk music of the islands of Greece and the music of the mainland. The lyrical settings of the music can be broadly categorized as metered poetry, often authored anonymously. Greek music is typified by string instruments such as the violin, lyre, and santour, wind instruments such as ...
... arrival it turned out that Koray lives in the transsexual part of Istanbul. Not that this matters at all, I just simply find it funny that such a district could exist in a predominantly Muslim country. Anyway I could have sworn it looked like he was wearing eyeliner in the dim light. He knocked up a nice chicken, rice and potato meal for the three of us before going to bed. Koray very kindly let me sleep in his bed whilst I stayed on the western side of the city. I slept alone that ...
... windows and any sun-drenched location. I keep thinking I am spotting a dead moggie with its feet in the air, but in all cases it is a cat so content and at peace that it has not a care in the world. Enviable.
What this says about the Istanbulians? I am not sure. Some guide books say that it is a representation of the Islamic faith. Others put it down to the welcoming culture of the people.
At one time we were waiting for Friday prayers to finish ...
... they both love the soccer team whose jersey I was wearing. Also I really like our guide, he is fantastic. First our driver took us to the Spice Markets. The Spice Markets are full of brightly coloured amazing spices. All the spices were amazing. Along with all the sweet food and spices,the Spice Markets sell other things like souvenirs and other cool stuff. Dad, Sam and I ended up all buying sunnies. Sam bought some black, white and red sunnies. I bought ...
There were thousands. Thousands. The street looked like the sea, with waves of bobbing of heads instead of water. I don't know if one more person could have squeezed herself onto Istiklal street without putting it over its threshold. But it is quite amazing, seeing the movement and the relentless shoppers navigate through the bodies to find the product(s) they seek. We spent a fair amount of time trying to find the street, at times finding ourselves in an ...
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