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Merhaba from İstanbul!

Hello from us here in İstanbul! We have had a very full first day here in this beautiful and inspiring city...so multicultural and so many-layered with history and influences! Difficult to know where to begin but...here goes. As the second time for me, İ have been struck by how lively the streets are. Our guide ıs quite gracious and informed about current politics...we have peppered her with questions about the elections. At Topkapi Palace we saw a fascinatıng exhibit of Ottoman era textiles...beautiful!...and at Hagia Sophia we saw an exhibıt covering Rumi...absolutely fascinatıng to realize the İslamic influence and history within the museum-church-mosque space that ıs Hagia Sophia. All wonderful!
Sarah Sharp

Posted by wacphila 10:03

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Merhaba! Great to hear from you. Sounds like you are off to a great start. Who is the guide? Sounds like it is a woman - I think someone our groups have never had before. Any word on Fatih?

Be healthy and safe. Regards to all.


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