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... social positions, are direct reflections of the people's lives.
· Turkish folk music is fed by two main sources: türkü singers (those who create local music via anonymous songs) and âsiks. Türkü singers sing the songs that are performed in all sorts of celebrations, special rituals, certain religious gatherings and funerals throughout Anatolia. As they sing them over and over, they add different words, and create new songs with ...
... to very temporarily come over if you squat down as IF to feed it something. One thing we like to comment on is the creative choice of sleeping places that cats choose....maybe on a motorcycle seat...or tucked tightly in a pot...I f you weren't looking you would miss them. I am looking forward to seeing if this is the case all over Turkey..or if this is unique unto Istanbul. This city will always stay etched in my mind as the city where all forms ...
... with some vast rooms, including one containing both one of the largest carpets ever woven and one of the largest crystal chandeliers ever made. As this palace was constructed when the Empire was in rapid, terminal decline, it’s somehow fitting that the dynasty didn’t get to use it a whole lot. But it’s also somewhat ironic that after the creation of the modern Turkish state by Kamal Attaturk, he lived in the palace until his death from alcoholic liver cirrhosis in ...
... After a few drinks we headed
back to the hotel for some beauty sleep before our big day in Istanbul.
At 10 we headed out into the Old City of Istanbul on our
included city tour. Which went for SIX whole hours. It was hot and sticky in
the city, which made it feel like it went for a lot longer, but it was amazing.
First off we started at the Blue Mosque, the most iconic building in Istanbul,
and one of the last remaining examples of ...
... were alot of genuine fakes (watches, clothing etc) but the building it was housed in had a really pretty ceiling.
Once we had enough of the touristy shops we decided to just wander the streets surrounding the Bazaar and stumbled accross the Spice Market. The Market was more interesting to me and we spent a fair bit of time checking out the stalls and shops before stopping for lunch.
As we were down near the waters edge we walked accross ...