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Turkey: Istanbul, Ankara, Konya

Journal Entry: Tue May 11, 2010, 7:14 PM
Well, looks like i am set to go to Turkey with my wife, kid, my mom and mom in law. I have never been though it's my father country. I am looking the most forward to visiting all the  religious sites obviously, but i am sure to have my fair share of good food too.

When i was in Egypt and i heard the call to prayer, I really for once felt like I was fully accepted where I was. I didn't have to hide the fact I'm muslim, or excuse myself to pray under some pretext. Everyone there  was going to pray too, at least in Egypt thats how it was. I am hoping for the same in Turkey and there are no shortages of mosques either.

Not sure how many of you live in Istanbul, but if i could i would love to meet some of my fans there since it is a very rare occassion for me to be going.

I often wonder how long it will be till i move away altogether to another country. I really liked Egypt a lot, so lets see what Turkey is like.

If one of you lives in Turkey or has been , please offer me some useful advice, i will be staying very very close to the blue mosque / Sultan Ahmet mosque in the old town. In Ankara, i will be staying downtown. We will be in Konya for one day and then back to Istanbul before we leave.

This is the first vacation for me in years, a little break before con season...


I really do thank you guys and I hope I have been of some use to you.


Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!



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rokachet Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
i'm glad u r muslim,and i wish one day meet u to be my teacher,i'm always looking 4 your works...
have a nice trip,turkey is like Egypt.

salam
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simple-minds Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist
Ooh, I'd love to go to Turkey. Only been to Ephesus on a day trip from Greece.

Have a fantastic trip, I'm sure it's like Eqypt, you don't have to hide your faith. :D Although, I find you feeling you have to hide your Islam faith disturbing. So much for 'tolerance'.
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sevennie Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
waalaikum salam warohmatullahi wabarakatuh
i feel lucky that i dont have to hide this in my country
have a really nice and amazing trip
:)
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wishmaster6 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
selammmmmm.have fun.i bet you ll defineatly
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yamchakun Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have a nice trip in my country Omar ^^
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Ruisufueripe Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Looks like we always have something to learn about someone
Have a nice/safe trip
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Leonidas666 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy travels!
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ChristianPrime1-Bot Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wishing you a very good & Safe journey. :wave:
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griaf Featured By Owner May 12, 2010   Interface Designer
Welcome : )
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Crashtefano Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Good luck
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