Hotel Buyuk Keban
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... thing stick to it. Kevin had pasta and Mary a Haloumi cheese salad. Back to our hotel feeling a be tired.
Second day in Istanbul started much the same as the first then it was off to see Topkapi Castle. Special attraction at this castle was an 86 carat diamond which made the diamond Ric*********** gave Elizabeth Taylor the size of a tiny chip! The castle itself was enormous as was the grounds. From here we went to the Basilica Cistern which ...
100 year Commemoration of ANZAC Day 1915.
Booked a tour with TravelTalk who unfortunately were not the best company at all. We booked back in November with the tour involving camping in Gallipoli (Anzac Cove) included which we were baffled at the fact that we could get tickets. Sadly found out a week before going that we had to organise the ballot tickets ourselves and that without it we could not do most of the tour ...
... by doctors to make sure they stayed eunuchs". oh and there were one or two people hanging out at the palace with us. oh, and there was an 86 carat diamond. and halva making pots the size of our car. and a nice view over the bosphorous. we also visited a cistern. maybe the one that's in that dan brown book. dark and cool. 356 columns robbed from varoius other sites around the city (i guess thats what you did 1500 years ago if you needed some materials). and what used to be ...
... Cami bringing me back to the old as it was built between 1550-57. It was here that I learned a lot about the main elements required when building a mosque and what design elements go into its interior. The most striking things are the minarets. This is where a man will stand and makes the "muezzin' or call to prayer inviting people five times a day to unify with God, in a beautiful melodious voice. Then there is the main gate which welcomes ...
... and found a PAPER map. No dependency on high tech for this dude. I even remembered how to refold it along the original fold lines, I amaze people with ancient skills honed decades ago on long car based road trips with wife, two kids and the family cat. The day was capped with an excellent steak dinner above a bustling shopping district far away from Istanbul's famed tourist areas. I thought I had disguised ...