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... much about Istanbul’s rich history. Pervin took us to the Hippodrome, Sultanhamet mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Basilica Cistern. After the history lesson, Pervin asked if we wanted to go see a carpet weaving demonstration and view some fine Turkish carpets. We replied with and emphatic, "yes!" and she led us to the Istanbul Handicraft Center. The presentation was extremely impressive. So much so, that between the flying carpet (see picture below) ...
Yesterday, travelling by ferry, we headed up the Bosphorous River on a 2 hour 'look-see' cruise. Nothing fancy, AU$5 a pop. There are a number of operators and the river is criss-crossed with public transport ferries too. We get onto the boat and walked up the stairs to the shaded upper deck. There is cushioned seating all around the outside of the upper deck. This is expected. Normal. Usual. The other 200 chairs? Well, not quite what I was expecting! Plastic ...
... by the mosques if you ask them nicely), which I intend on reading on the road if I get the chance, or when I arrive back to Australia at best. I think it is always wise to read and learn as much about different religions as you can; that way it’s easier to see from someone else’s perspective, and to make informed decisions and stand points about important and controversial issues.
When Cem left we were able to look around the Hagia Sophia at our leisure. ...
... br> -turkou create local music via anonymous songs
-ashick newer folk music and write their own songs
-turkou sing classic songs and sometimes rehash them
-folk music contains real life events or folk lore
-95% of folk music has lyrics
-Turkish instruments: tambur, 7 string instrument, pear shaped, light and easy to have
-baklamalou, popular in modern Turkey, light and ...
... a prayer call from each mosque.
From here we headed to Basilica Cistern, it is one of the largest ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul. The cistern has the capacity to store 100,000 tons of water, despite being virtually empty today with only a few feet of water lining the bottom.
We decided to have a pretty early night as we had a big day ahead of us tomorrow, not before picking up some Turkish delight to ...