Grand Kurtoglu

Yatlimani Karsisi Turkmen Mah. Kusadasi, Aydin, Aydin, 9400, Turkey | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Aydin

Unlikely Tails - Pamukkale and Ephesus in a day

A travel blog entry by ahokieabroad


... The Korean tour group that was there at the same time had two fabulous singers who serenaded the stadium to check the acoustics. Let's just say the acoustics are spot-on. - Kusadasi - a resort town on the coast, but we were just there to stick our feet in the Aegean because we could. We found the water, went in for a hot second, and found dinner at the Carpediem Restaurant. It was a wonderful first full meal of the day! Now... For a day of ...

Islamic Music

A travel blog entry by ryder.chris


... in the listener and Sama is no exception. From joy in Allah, to sadness in the death of fellow Muslims music in Islamic worship helps to better portray the emotion of the religious text

Qur'anic recitation
We saw a great example of recitation of the Qur'an at Topkapi Palace. Interestingly, some traditions of Islam don't regard recitation of the Qur'an as "music" per se. This comes in part from ...

The Mother Goddesses

A travel blog entry by mjanesmith


... Virgin Mary; each with it's own proof. Because John was known to be in this area and Jesus referred John to Mary as her son ("Mother, behold thy son") the thinking in Turkey is that St. John the Evangelist came here from Patmos to take care of her. My Biblical knowledge borders on nil, so I may not have all the names correct. Ephesus was very important in the spread of Christianity ...

An Expedition In Ephesus

A travel blog entry by josiah.chin


... width. It turned out to be an old-fashioned roadblock to keep carriages from carting up and down the street hawking goods and hauling produce.

By the end of all the walking up and back on Curetes Street, we took a small street that branched off and explored the ruins at its end. The major ruin marked on the map was the Church of the Virgin Mary located in the area, but after a quick walk through it, we started bush-whacking along a ...

EPCOT in Turkey

A travel blog entry by brookskeith


... her shrine is nicely appointed among groves of tall fir trees manicured lovingly. The entire site is quiet, respectful and peaceful. While I do not pray to Mary and never have, I do respect her presence in Christian piety for our Orthodox and Roman Catholic brothers and sisters. Here I lit two candles, one for my mother-in-law Joan Papa and one for my mother Kay, dead these past five years this summer. My mother ...


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TripAdvisor Reviews Grand Kurtoglu Aydin

3.50 of 5 stars Very Good