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Friday, October 9, 2015

Arrival in Istanbul -- Day One

10/8/15 Departing from Philadelphia -- 19 of us ready for our Dare to Understand Adventure.
 10/9/15 Arrival in Istanbul -- our first glimpse of the Blue Mosque!
 Our leaders guide us in an opening reflection, overlooking Istanbul.
Chukri and Foza .... walking back to the Eresin Crown Hotel to 
prepare to go to Shabbat eve services at Aitz Chayim synagogue.

The hotel is behind the Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque) in the oldest part of the city. Very historic with a lobby filled with bits of history, chunks of columns, statues, and mosaics. It is not American style.  Oooh there is the evening call to prayer!

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