Monday, August 29, 2005

This was outside of the Sultan Mehmet musume. Beautiful =)  Posted by Picasa

This was just AMAZING!! This shirt belonged to one of the sultan's. I bet that sultan was very fat coz the shirt was huge. But the intresting thing was that all over the shirt the quran was published on it.  Posted by Picasa

This is Sultan Mehmet Mosque. These were all mosque but they turned them into musumes. Just beautiful. Posted by Picasa

This is a summary of what the haja sofia is.  Posted by Picasa

This is how the inside of Haja Sofia looked it. They had names of the Khalifas of the prophet Muhammad (s) written on the walls.  Posted by Picasa

This is the Haja Sofia also called Aya Sofia Mosque which is now a musuem. They told us it was a mosque then they turned it into a church and turned it back into a mosque. At the end they made it into a musume.  Posted by Picasa

This was a mosque just a block away from the Madrid hotel that we stayed @ in turkey. Posted by Picasa

Getting There .....

My trip to kurdistan was awsome! I went to alot of places and enjoyed it very much. I would like to start this blog and put pictures and talk a little about my trip.

We left from Nashville to Chicago was about 120 minutes. It was my first time going to Chicago airpot. It was huge!! Alot bigger than stinking nashville airport.

The flight from Chicago to Istanbul was about 12hours. It took forever to get there. The plain was full of turks. There was only one Kurdish family with us from Minnesota.

We got to istanbul safely alhamdulila! A kurdish guy at the airport helped us with our luggage and took us to a hotle. The hotel was called "Madrid Hotel". The owner were turki kurds. They spoke some weird kurdi. I couldn't understand a word they were saying. One guy spoke english thank god.

We stayed in istanbul for 3 days. I enjoyed it very much. We went to Haja Safia musuem. It was so beautiful. I've never seen a mosque that big.

We went to a resturant to eat lunch. The food was so nasty. The guy was smoking and serving food at the same time. IT was so discusting!!!

Then we went to the shopping center. Ummmmmmmm they had cute clothes =) Shopped there for hours.

At night we were so tired but we still went out and just took a walk around the place.

The next day we went to Sultan Mehmet Musuem. It was kind of similar to haja sofia. But there was something special here. We went inside and saw Prophet Muhammad (s) sword and other things that blonged to prophet Muhammad (s). It was so amazing that they still have that in the musume!

The next day we packed our stuff and took the plane from Istanbul to Diyarbakr. It was about 2hrs. Diyarbakir's airport was very small. They didn't even have terminals! We had to come out of the plane on the stairs.

They they drove us from Diyarbakir to Zaxo. I hated it ! The turkish jerks made us stop in their checking stations so many times. It took us forever to get there.

Well i took a lot of pics in turkey and kurdistan. I'll just post them and have a little note of where they were taken =)