Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Today was my first full day overseas, and so far so good! Once we arrived in Istanbul we met up with our tour guide Oscar. He is pretty legit and full of valuable information. We even began to learn a little bit of Turkish, although most of it escapes my mind at the moment... We also got to perform a concert today in a huge catholic chapel, I was slightly intimidated by te giant crucifix and overlaying ...
... of a verse from the Koran coming from the loudspeakers attached to each of the minarets across the city. It is like a slow, painful, ongoing wail calling people to prayer.
Street culture was next on the menu and we had heard about a place down on the harbour by the Gelata bridge, where freshly caught fish were cooked on board small boats bobbing up and down in the harbour and stuffed into quarter loaves with some onion and lettuce ...
... I headed home but Kasey got caught up as one of the boys had been locked out upstairs in the club with Kasey and he had broken stuff to get out of there and so she had to stay at the club for 2.5 hours whilst they sorted it out when she in ally did get home she thought it was a good idea to ring her mum and say she had been arrested and to send liam neilson from taken haha at the time it was funny but not the next day ...
... unheard of back then!) named Roxelana whom turned out to be one of his greatest assets.She bore the sultan 5 children and was his chief advisor to all his decisions.She was the first woman who ruled the Empire from "behind the curtain". The Mausoleums for the sultan and his wife and children are on the grounds of the mosque. After leaving the mosque we headed to The Grand Bazaar and Spice Market for some more shopping. We caught a ...
Today we headed up the Bosporus and Golden Horn on boats to have a look at the sights - a 4 hour tour that took 6 hours which apparently is entirely normal. Lots of sights to be seen-late era Ottoman palaces, random castles, beautiful villas and many ...
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