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... 8230;Kilim, Gigi, Single knot, Double knot…..it goes on and on. Dura, our host, (our guide’s cousin – who, by the way has a house in New Jersey). NEW JERSEY? Seriously? Whatever. Perry is REALLY hooked. He hangs on Dura’s every word. He tries to hook us, but his powers are useless over us. We own a carpet, and bought it in Kusadasi….of course, he badmouths Kusadasi. No big deal, typical big ...
... downhill towards the ferries...not really knowing where we were going just continued turning left then right! Through mazes of streets selling all sorts of paraphernalia...you just start wondering why we manufacture so many goods...surely the world is almost saturated with T shirts etc! I visited Topkapi Palace and the harem. It was amazing. Blue tiles, Islamic ...
... could be due to the conversion of churches to mosques with the change to Islam. The mosque affords a beautiful view of the many areas and water ways making up Istanbul.
Istanbul is really an east meets west city gaining the best of both worlds with a multitude of nationalities here it is truly a multicultural city. This being said, one local has explained to me, Istanbul is not a sustainable city and was on target to out grow ...
... tell us and show us the history of early Christianity with such respect and knowledge. Our guide called himself a lazy Muslim because he does not observe many of the tennets of Islam. I thought that was an interesting way to put it. I guess we also have lazy Christians who are that in name only. He was so interesting to talk to about his country, his observations about his faith and government and his love of history. He ...
... 8230;...surprisingly, no hassle there…. just an enjoyable assault on the senses with the exotic smells, colours and noise of the hub bub of so many people. Fabulous and another highlight of our visit.-
- Every now and then you do need to disengage from the noise and we enjoyed a tranquil walk through Gulhane Park, right in the heart of the city but miles away from the hustle and the bustle where we could just hear the ...