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Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... made everything look so effortless. I've never been close enough to see their faces or muscles moving, but being near the stage this time and seeing the sheer force with which the men lifted the women was marvelous. I have a new appreciation for ballet.
Wandered around Kadikoy a bit ...
... was a soft opening of sorts and was completely free to cross. The greatest part was watching happy families with their children taking their first journey.
We arrived back at Yenicappi which I believe meals new station and so wasn’t on any map. On our way out, we came across stacks and stacks of artifacts that were dug up during the tunnel’s construction – and delaying the project for years. It was amazing to ...
... Production-wise they are the biggest in Europe but it’s small in comparison maybe 10th in the world.
Circumcision is age 6, 7, or 8, traditional for Muslims but it’s done in hospital and there’s a feast straight after. Tradition is that for a week before the boys are able to do whatever and whenever they want, they dress up in special costumes such as admirals, soldiers etc and the family does as they choose. Then ...
... Liz had to cover arms and head and we both removed shoes before entering the mosque. Inside, the building was perfectly proportioned and the stained glass windows were a work of art. It was part of a larger complex, which included tombs, soup kitchen and Islamic schools. For the rest of the day, we ambled streets, perused stalls selling Turkish arts and crafts (and junk!). We had some delightful stops at cafes and a most ...
... More music with dinner - a violinist and a guitarist singing, locals joining in…….in fact most restaurants in the area seem to have musicians/bands entertaining the diners. We needed an early night after our 4am start, so saving the night life for another time!
Did the touristy trail on Wednesday….Blue Mosque of course and the cisterns (cool) but only the outside of Topkapi Palace - couldn't face the queues to get ...
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