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Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Sky Fall..Taken 2 & finally Inferno! well, it took me a year to finally get the energy to uplaod the pics! (thanks to Dan Brown! ;p) ISTANBUL..what a fabulous city you are..! here's to your glorious beauty & charm.. :))
... in the spice market but was prevents from taking photos ...I think there is more pressure on women to conform to the Islamic slanted government standards. This is different than when we were here in 2002 when there were hardly any young women in Istanbul who covered their heads...but that was before Erodogan (?sp) was elected. anyway, was fun to see the husband of the guide we adored, Lale and to hear about their lives ...
John, Samantha, and Tim presented on Greek folk music during our trip into Greece. Folk music in Greece, as with folk music from the other cultures of the world, has historically been integrated into all the milestone events in a person's life in Greek culture. The two divisions of Greek folk music, ancient music and Byzantine music, both represent cultures heavily connected to our trip and our course in early Christianity. The presenters mentioned 8 categories of Greek ...
My first stop on the road is the ancient transcontinental city of Istanbul. Founded around 660 BC and known as Constantinople when the capital of the Roman and Byzantine Empires and then of the Ottoman Empire after it fell to Sultan Mehmed II in 1453, this is a city with considerable historical significance and brimming with beautiful millennia-old mosques. The gateway to Asia (or Europe, depending on which direction you're coming from) and the only crossing ...
This morning we ventured into the spice markets. The smell was very welcoming. There are lines of shops selling teas, spices, sweets, nuts and dried fruits. The piles of spices of different colours looked magnificent all in rows. The market was a little chaotic though, with many aggressive sales pitches coming from all different directions. It was very intimidating. We brought some different teas to try including turkish tea, apple tea, mint tea, tropical mixed tea, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility