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... are not as frequently observed in groups in public places. The wearing of the full head scarf has been a longstanding challenge for Turkey. While banned in public service and government roles, it is still relatively common.
Traffic is manic and more akin to the great Asian capitals than a European city. This should not have been surprising to us as the city lists a 14-19 million population and spans the Bosphorus river that is seen as the official ...
tour day was hot and windy and I was tired, but the basics go something along
the lines of this: the ANZAC forces were given wrong landmarks and ended up
landing in the wrong place. A ship was also on fire in ANZAC Cove which acted
like a beacon alerting the Turkish forces of the landing. Thousands of men were
slaughtered on the first day, and thousands upon thousands more in the entire
time that the ANZAC and other forces fought in ...
I think that this describes beautifully the respect that the Turkish people have for the Kiwis and Aussies.
The Battle of Gallipoli and ANZAC cove.
"Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives...you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country.Therefore rest in peace.There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side in this country of ours...You, the mothers, who ...
... under the city of Istanbul. The Cistern was actually quite interesting because it was a different kind of tourist attraction that we haven't seen yet in Istanbul and they paid tribute to Medusa. After the Cistern, we walked around the Arasta Bazaar near our hotel before stopping for Korean food for dinner. Afterwards, we went back to the Hagia Sophia to take pictures of the night view, which is the highlight of our trip to Istanbul.
... you stand far away from the mosque itself, it is overwhelmingly beautiful with all the different level domes and the blue tile that covers them. We went inside the courtyard of the mosque and took in the architecture and the atmosphere of all that was going on around us. Many people were going in and out of the popular mosque to pray or look inside. We walked around to the entrance that allowed non prayers in and were given a scarf to put on our heads to be respectful and ...