Tuesday, July 21, 2009

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Thursday’s essay is the eighth in a ten-part series about our Mediterranean cruise. It is entitled, “Istanbul, Turkey: A city that demands a return - Essay II.”

1. “Cruising is incredibly self-indulgent” (06-04-09)
2. “Barcelona and the French Riviera (Nice and Eze): Minds Stretched in New Directions” (06-11-09)
3. “Livorno, Civitavecchia, and Tuscania: So much history it boggles the mind” (06-18-09)
4. “The Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s, and the Colosseum - Our tour of Rome” (06-25-09)
5. “The Port of Napoli - Our tour of Pompei and our warning about Naples” (07-02-09)
6. “Piraeus & Athens: Learning so much, and yet so much to learn” (07-16-09)
7. “Istanbul, Turkey: A city that demands a return - Essay I” (07-16-09)

The series will cover additional cruise stops in Santorini and Mikanos (Greece), as well as Venice. The essays will offer a little history, our experiences on the excursions, as well as additional insights and observations.

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Istanbul, Turkey: A city that demands a return - Essay II
by Richard L. Weaver II


There was just time enough for a quick visit back to the museum just off the first courtyard, then we returned to the ship through the narrow, heavily populated streets of the city. On our way, our tour guide told us there were 17 McDonald’s restaurants within the city. I then asked him if the citizens of Istanbul had a choice between having whatever meal they desired at McDonald’s and having a traditional Turkish dinner with all the trimmings, which would they choose? His answer was quick: it depends on whom you ask. Older citizens would prefer the traditional meal, younger people would probably prefer McDonald’s. In our own ways, we are slowly westernizing the rest of the world.

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