Blue Mosque, Istanbul Turkey

2017-09-14T09:49:20-07:00July 6th, 2011|Turkey|

20,000 tiles of 700 different designs decorate the interior.   So great was the demand for tiles,a moratorium on tile orders was decreed bythe sultan from 1609-1616 , as everytile made in Turkey was used in [...]

Life in the Harem at Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

2017-09-14T09:49:20-07:00July 4th, 2011|Turkey|

Most people think of harems as a place where women served at the pleasure an aging sultan.  It actually included women and girls of all ages, an entire hierarchy of females expert in housekeeping, gardening, languages and nursing.  Women who did deliver children by the [...]

Let’s talk TURKEY!

2017-09-14T09:49:21-07:00July 2nd, 2011|Turkey|

Hold on to your harem pants, here are some fast facts about Turkey, where Asia meets Europe. Eight countries share the border:  Greece, Syria, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Iran.  To the north: the Black Sea, to the south: the Mediterranean Sea, to [...]