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... his book Inferno so we thought we would pay this mysterious place a visit. Built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian 1, the cistern supplied water to the Great Palace of Constantinople and Topkapi Palace (after the Ottoman Conquest). The Cistern's water was supplied via aqueducts from the Belgrade Forest 19kms north of the city.
After the visit to the Cistern, we went in search of a kebab restaurant that Chris found on Trip ...
... a blog when I’m in the airport.
Afternoon in Dulles:
I will never understand power converters and adapters.
After we landed, I had no idea what time it was in any location. I looked at my watch and it said it was two in the afternoon, people were saying it was around five in the morning back at home (the actually day is unknown), and we had a concert at 4:30 in the afternoon in St. Antoine’s cathedral in Istanbul. ...
... to Shanghai); almost 14 million people live here in an area smaller than that of the Metropolitan Kansas City area.
Istanbul, even with grand mosques, does not feel Muslim like cities on the Arabian Peninsula do. The city feels, instead, secular/cosmopolitan with designer shops habituated by camera toting tourists like myself fending off pleading beggars just outside the doors. Fashionable young couples stroll hand in hand, occasionally ...
The trip, so far, has been fabulous! Not a hint of anything that would make anyone nervous. The people are lovely, the sights spectacular and the food good. Thanks to Oktay we are trying some new things -- all good.
On to the next stop. See you soon!
So today I finally started the long trip home. All went well with final packing, checking out, getting to the airport and checking in. Then we spent 40 mins sitting in the plane waiting for it to take off. I had booked an airport hotel in Istanbul as I am flying out tomorrow. The free shuttle to the hotel took nearly an hour to arrive. The hotel is actually a conference complex. ...