People who regularly practice a martial art know that sometimes the greatest power for the positive is the redirection of the negative. People who regularly practice travel and human interaction know this, too.
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This is a story about two different visits to Istanbul, the utter pointlessness of posing as a Canadian when you’re American, and the secret to experiencing Istanbul without being offered a carpet.
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Istanbul’s Yeni Camii (New Mosque). Somehow we’d missed this one during our last visit to Istanbul eleven years ago.
Today, while wandering around and outside the streets of Istanbul’s spice market looking for a head scarf (for Audrey, not Dan), we stumbled across and into Yeni Camii (New Mosque). While the outside is rather stark gray, the inner courtyard warmed with a bit of late afternoon light.
But it was the inside of the mosque that blew us away. Continue Reading »