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... the boat set off around 9:30.
We passed the Dolmabahce Palace which is the last palace used by sultans. We didn't have time to visit on this trip so at got to see the building. First stop was Ortakoy which was disappointing because the real reason for the stop is the mosque here but unfortunately it is closed and completely covered for restoration. Apparently they use to visit the Jewish museum until a bombing there in 2006 made ...
... built in the 1500s I think. Non muslims can go in at certain times when its not worship times. You have to wear a head scarf, be appropriately dressed, and take off your shoes. But the hilarious thing is that they usher all the westerners to a back entrance and there is an assembly line of - "take your plastic bag to put your shoes in, then they give all the women blue head scarves if they dont have any, and they give you a wrap around your waist if your skirt is ...
... day with a balloon flight at dawn. Our balloon pilot was the owner of his company which included four balloons – each with a 32 person capacity. He told us that four years ago there were four balloons operating in the area, each with a five-person capacity. The day we were there, he estimated there were 75 balloons in the air and told us that it peeks at 110 balloons in the height of summer! It was certainly understandable as the amazing landscape took on ...
... progressive steps to introduce Turkey
into the foreign arena. In our discussions about Turkey as a
democracy and a growing world power, a major question has been raised
about voter participation, and the different forms of involvement in
democracy. This movement has proved to have a great influence over
the 17 years that it has been in existence, specifically because it
has encouraged dialogue between the Turkish people and the
government. One of ...
... your eyes, and let the man work. He did a second pass of lather and blade and he even removed two ingrown hairs on my throat, that was surprising.
At the end, he grabs the aftershave and starts applying it to my skin. Damn did it have a bite. I was doing a Home Alone inside the entire time, but trying not to show anything.
Afterwards my face felt so smooth and clean. Probably the closest shave ...