Last Trip Before Pandemic
ISTANBUL
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Apa kabar?
(How are you?)
After visited Mecca & Madinah
we visited Istanbul (Turkey) before
we went back to Indonesia.

We never imagined before that
it was our last trip before the COVID-19
pandemic.

After that we were stuck at home
until now while dreaming to explore
the world again 😔.

Here is a short story about Istanbul,

Let #seewhatisee in
this old beautiful city in just 2,5 days
(1-3 January 2020).
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It was winter in Istanbul, very windy,
but still we need to sail at Bosphorus.

A strait that forms part of the continental boundary
between Europe and Asia.
Bosporus
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We know that Istanbul has a great history
with so many beautiful old buildings that reflects
various cultural & religions.

Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and other
mosques become attractive to be explored.
Definitely 2,5 days are not enough to be here.
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A beautiful historic palace with a great view.
Topkapı
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Then to be a museum. Beautiful diversity.
From a church to be a mosque.
Hagia Sophia Museum
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Don’t forget to taste
Turkish foods!

Do you like Turkish Kebab like
me? Especially the lamb Kebab.
Hmmmm it’s yummy!

 
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I always love markets, especially the traditional one
which usually represents the soul of the city.
And the Grand Bazaar is a”heaven” for me 😍.
Grand Bazaar
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Last but not least for my Muslim friends:
if you visit Istanbul please try to pray (sholat) in
every beautiful mosques in Istanbul 🙏
If you come at winter, challenge yourself to take wudhu
with a very cold water ...... brrrrrr 🤒
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I found the real peace in this Blue Mosque that reminds me of
the original peace that brought by Mohammad the Prophet
where these days sadly is misinterpreted by some people.
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For all Steller’s friends whereever you are,
please be save from this pandemic 🙏
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Terima kasih
(Thank you for reading my story)

All photos by Sunu family.
May God bless us to explore the world anymore
after the pandemic 🙏
CREATED BY

Psychologist who loves a meaningful life. Special for quotes I posted in @quotes_by_jw.

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