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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Istanbul Day Two

 Heading for a day of dialogue with journalists.

Sobering day, learning of bombing in Ankara, joining
in the country's days of mourning with our private thoughts and prayers.
As Julian, our guide quotes from a Jewish source,
"When there is no peace, one must bring peace."

Riding by boat along the Bosphorous River, dividing Asia and Europe,
we learn about  the history, architecture and culture of this ancient and modern city.

A visit to the Spice Market .... awakens all senses (and satisfies some shopping yens).

Our day ended with
experiences of generous (and delicious) home hospitality
and dialogue, thanks to two gracious 'Turkish families.

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