In the land of the Mosques there is some very important things laying under the ground of , or kept still standing... the ruins, stones, pillars, chapels, and ancient buildings of churches.
The stories behind each of these are remarkable.
Their existance before today and still today, as well their destruction before today tell stories filled with vibrant history.
Several churches do not welcome guests and are very hostile towards outsiders. I insist an end to this and spend a lot of time warming their hearts for the travel I do in tours for work, as well as to share with you guys.
I cannot write here which we will head to out of respect to those who will tour us, as that was my promise.
But I can tell you where we will meet.
We will meet At Samatya Meydana.
We will tour here.
We will go to Kumkapi and tour two churches here.
Along the way stories will be told and their truths perhaps debated.
Its quite an interesting way for history to be revealed.
One of the churches is a structure of 7 churches beautifully restored, still opening and functioning on sacred ground.
We will hike through past the city walls and through backroads that I have specifically designed to be walked up on a special perspective... something eye catching.
We will return to Yavus Camii. (I PROMISE WE WILL MAKE IT THIS TIME - that is why we will skip FATIH , sorry we ran out of time last walk)
Thre will be plenty of eating and drinking stops.
We will have several choices of food rich in local flavor.
(YES I SAID LAST TIME WE WOULD DO ONLY THESE BUT I GOTTA GET THE CHURCHES IN TOO!!!)
Some people get so silly about some of these neighborhoods, but this is where I find the beauty.
I am so happy with the turn out of all of you who came along the first time to share this with me and who captured it from your own perspectives and shared them in thoughts and photography.
I hope to see all and any of you again and the new faces who have asked for another walk at another time.
SAMATYA SQUARE (all the fish market places, not too hard.)
HOW TO GET THERE:
From Sirkeci- take the train and get off at Kocamustafapasa.
From anywhere else- I have no idea but hope you guys will brainstorm your suggestions here :)
BE ON TIME.
This trip will not be as long lasting as the past and we will not be walking as far... but just as beautiful and fun!
HISTORY MAY GET YOU EXCITED AND INTERESTED and ALSO HELP WITH YOUR IMAGINATION THAT MUST BE FORMED ON THESE TOURS in order for you to gain the BEST EXPERIENCE :D -