Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... of around 22,000 population. During the commentary, it was made very clear that the Turkish people have a very fond place in their hearts for Australian and New Zealand people, despite the approx quarter of one million soldiers on both sides of the war who died. They take pride in saying that the ANZAC's dead are resting in securely in the arms of the Turkish mothers for ever, along with their own dead.
During our cruise through the ...
... the Four Seasons. It is in a fun location and less than a minute walk from Topkapi. The downside of its location is the noise from nearby restaurants, bars and calls to prayers. The manager gave even more of a discount off their normal low season rate because of our long stay. It only makes sense. Several days we were the only ones at the hotel and usually we'd see only one or two groups or couples down at breakfast. We see ...
... by the Turks. The intensity of the story can be heard in the music, which builds to a dramatic end. We are grateful to Professor Evie Terrono for sharing her stories with us about this music, and for helping us to further understand Greek culture, and of course pronunciation. The Lord Bless You and Keep You - Peter C. Lutkin This is our traditional closing prayer, sung at nearly all of our concerts. Choir alumni are always invited to sing. While it’s unlikely that we ...
... I was on, so after changing treadmills my heart wasn't really in it. So our final day in Turkey - we enjoyed a nice breakfast with a view of The Bosphorus. It was cold and raining - which was different to our previous days in Istanbul where we were hot. We decided to head to the Grand Bazaar - and finally we had a grip of the dodgy public transport system and ended up getting it all the way to the Grand Bazaar without a taxi. So our plan was to visit Marmite (the ...
Well I've been a little slack in writing in the blog! Now we're on another bus (only 7.5 hrs this time) and I have time to catch up.
Istanbul turned out to be one of our favourite cities we had visited up until that point. It's a very interesting city with a hell of a lot of history. The city lies between Europe and Asia, separated by the Bosphorus, and has been of strategic importance for millennia.
Turkey as a whole is an Islamic country ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet