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... under the Russian Embassy, which is nowadays nowhere near….
The Topkapi palace deserved several hours. This was the residence of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire for about 400 years. The official buildings are fascinating, the harem (private residence of the Sultans – 400 rooms large) where wives and concubines could be safely kept out of sight, are fascinating. So are the treasures of the palace.
Team Canada packed our bags for one last ride on our new favourite airline; Turkish Air. These guys have lots to teach our North American carriers (and British Airlines too). On time, good service, decent leg room and very economical (our average one hour flight was less than $100 Canadian dollars and they provided a sandwich snack pack and drinks). By the time they served you, the decent had started. That's my kind of flying. Our stay in Kusadasi was excellent and now its ...
... Turkish are very friendly and thank us for visiting their country ( perhaps they just want us to buy carpets). Yesterday we hit the ground running and walked all about the old city, had our first donna kebab and went for a boat trip on the Bosphoros. Today we visited the Turkish Baths museum and the Suleymaniye Mosque. What a magnificent building, it had a sense of calm ...
... don't add water.
We've been doing some leisurely sightseeing here. We finally made it to Suleymaniye Mosque, on of the largest and most beautiful mosques in the city. It's on a large hill and can be seen from many parts of town. Its large central dome is on par with the Hagia Sophia.
And we went back to the Blue Mosque, which is in the touristy Sultanamet neighborhood. It's called that because of the Blue tiles adorning the inside. It ...
... on one side of the square gave an indication of past or future strife.
When I exited the tram in sultanahmet, I heard shouting and saw a crowd gathered. Folk dancers were giving a performance, and spectators huddled under umbrellas cheered them on.
The damp evening air was redolent with jasmine and wood smoke. By now it was nearly 8:30, the end of a long and eventful day. I decided to have a drink at the Four Seasons and call it a day.