Istanbul's Best Coffee Shop - Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi, the phenomenal 141-year-old Turkish coffee purveyor, is located in a weather-beaten deco building just outside of Istanbul's Spice Market. Through its street-front window, thousands of brown wax-paper packets of freshly ground coffee are sold each day. The beans are roasted on the premises and then ground as finely as cake flour in belt-driven mills that chug away from morning to night.
Yeni Cami Mosque - Istanbul, Turkey The New Mosque (Yeni Camii) in Istanbul is not that new - it was built in the 1600s. Located on the water's edge next to the Galata Bridge, the Yeni Camii has become a defining feature of Istanbul's skyline.
Istanbul,Turkey~No shoes allowed in the Blue Mosque or any mosque for that matter. Women must cover their legs and shoulders when entering the holy mosques. The Muslims practice Islam and its five Pillars. One of the pillars is to pray five times a day. Prayers can be heard over the entire country from loudspeakers coming from these beautiful mosques.
Sultanahmet Mosque, Istanbul • also known as the Blue Mosque • built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I • design is the culmination of two centuries of Ottoman mosque and Byzantine church development