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... version of the play published in quarto in 1594 as The First part of the Contention betwixt the two famous Houses of Yorke and Lancaster, with the death of the good Duke Humphrey: And the banishment and death of the Duke of Suffolke, and the Tragicall end of the proud Cardinal of Winchester, with the notable Rebellion of Jack Cade: and the Duke of Yorke's first claim unto the Crowne (printed by Thomas Creede for Thomas Millington). This text was republished in 1600 (by ...
... and clatter, everyone in the entire restaurant burst into spontaneous applause. It was a delicious meal. On the strength of that performance, people at a couple of the nearby tables decided to order the same dish, so we were treated to a couple of encore performances. In keeping with Turkish tradition Brian ordered a glass of raki, an aniseed-flvoured liqueur drunk before the meal. A bottle of local red with the meal, and we retired to our little hotel tired and ...
... one hour. My time at this site was seven hours – the place
was to fascinating. In some areas photography was prohibited: the
treasury where the famous Topkapi dagger is on display, the armory,
and the hall of holy relics where all women had to wear scarves.
However, the rest of the palace was open to photography. I
particularly liked the areas that looked over the Bosphorous – the
body of water separating European and Asian Istanbul.
Istanbul has two sides. A Euro side and an Asia side. Since we are living in a central part of the city, we are about the same distance from both mainlands. Today we decided to take the ferry bus over to walk around and explore a neighborhood in the Asia side called "Kadikoy". The public transit system is similar to Toronto's "token system". You pay a fee and get these small coins instead ...
... myself, I could watch all this in fascination and marvel at how people can live with all that stress and noise. It was so alien that I liked it, despite how depressing it must be to endure it day after day.
After all the stress of the traffic on the way home, I asked Orkun if he knew any good bars and places for good Döner kebabs. Having nothing else to do, he joined me and we headed out to sample the Istanbul nightlife. Beer is expensive in Turkey due it’s Islamic history ...