Emirhan Inn Apartment
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Eight Days in Istanbul
- July 31 to August 8th, 2013
Constanta to Istanbul,
Turkish Airline Flight 1050
Emirhan Inn Apartment (Sultanhamet)
Tel: 90 212 458 8093 \ $54 double, ensuite, with airco, including breakfast
Wow! Istanbul has Changed
When we arrived in Istanbul Airport (3:15 pm), we …
Great people, great food. Early morning prayer calls.
A late afternoon arrival and stroll up the hill had us bumping into the Blue Mosque and Ayasofya along with Steph experiencing her first mosque prayer call - and also discovering later that it was 5 times a day!!! We walked around the top of the old city - Sultanahmet - during sunset on …
... these external marks are the differences unseen by us, but evident to all Hindus – that of caste. It is a difficult concept for a westerner to swallow. But in India it is readily accepted, hardly worth noting, and provides order. In Varanasi our guide mentioned casually that the boatmen providing rides were a different caste from the fishermen plying the same waters. Neither would do the job of the other. Nor could a Brahmin open a betel nut ...
... approach with a plan so we hit the award winning Konyali restaurant within the palace for overpriced yet tasty sandwiches; the treasury for all things sparkly including the Topkapi Dagger, the 86 carat spoonmaker’s diamond and heaps of emeralds and other precious gems; the exhibition of imperial costumes which had some seriously impressive cloaks with incredible embroidery; the throne room; and the harem with its beautifully tiled ...
... and although grand it very austere and devoid of decoration. It dates from 300 Ad and has been rebuilt twice once in the 400s and again in the 500s due to fires. The highlight for us was the wide three metre wide walkway with no stairs that rose three stories all constructed in huge marble slabs. It was wide enough to get a small horse or donkey with a cart up to the level where the women were allowed centuries ago. Amazing considering the weight of the heavy marble ...
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