Grand Merin Hotel
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Folk Music of Greece and Turkey
Samantha Albertson, Timothy Eicher, and John Rodriguez
History of Greek Folk Music
- The Greek people express deeper feelings at various social occasions individually or in groups, on occasions of joy and sadness, as well as in moments of philosophizing life itself. Thus, folk music has accompanied every aspect of a person's life: work (farming, livestock-farming, or other rural ...
... passengers waiting to see if they would get a seat. Some of them got quite irate with the booking desk clerks but I just calmly stated my case: if I missed this flight my whole trip to Peru would have to be aborted! After a nail-biting 40 minutes four of us were given boarding cards and we made the mad dash through security and on to the plane. It felt like the “Great Escape” without having to dig a tunnel!
... bazaar. Most of the browsers are tourists and the shop keepers I spoke to are rather vague about whether any locals ever shop there. They mostly complain that tourist numbers are down and not many people are buying. And this is the peak tourist season and there certainly seems to be no shortage of visitors crowded into the main attractions in the Old City, many of whom pour off the massive cruise ships docked in Istanbul’s crowded harbour.
But for all that, ...
... the ANZAC
forces were ordered to retreat. In order to get away with as few causalities as
possible, the ANZAC forces rigged guns with water jugs that dripped water at a
rate consistent with the gunfire they had been firing at the Turks, thereby
setting of the triggers and allowing the guns to continue firing after the
ANZACs were gone. Using this little trick, as well as leaving fires burning and
radios playing, and by leaving under the
... Jessy and I had planned to do some sight seeing together that day so when she stirred and got up I did the same. We showered and headed up to the rooftop for breaky which was a buffet of cucumber, tomato, goats cheese, olives and thankfully some cereal! Olives and cucumber aren't going to satisfy my breakfast needs!
We set off at around 10am and headed towards the Blue and Aya Sofya Mosques. My directional memory from the night before was off and ...