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Acitivities for your kids in Istanbul

Of course kids may also enjoy all the wonderful sites of Istanbul : Palaces, museums, ancient churches , ancient mosques can be introduced to attract their interest level. But there are other exclusively for  kids  attractions  :

For families with kids visiting Istanbul; Irfan Sayar’s brain booster workshops for kids is a great opportunity, at least visiting his store – warehouse is like visiting a museum, fun for adults too ( no adult content =) As a travel professional and a former Turkish parental magazine reporter I highly recommend your not missing this opportunity.

His web page is   http://www.zihnisinir.com/tr/

Samples from workshops for kids can be viewed on youtube :

I personally try to find excuses to end up in his store to enjoy all his wonderful works of art and creativity.

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April 28, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

2012 – Ottoman Mehter Band Performance nearby Blue Mosque

2012 Spring – Summer information :   Sultanahmet area Ottoman Mehter band Performance /every Saturday at 3 pm /

Nearby Blue Mosque, in hippodrome area ( possibly the pit used as the concert ground between the hippodrome and the tram station )  the local municipality is beginning the famous Ottoman Military band performance , that comes with incredible Ottoman costumes and instruments as well as great Ottoman Military music , which influenced classical music composers like Beethoven, Chaikowski, or Mozart, as in ” escape from seraglio” , the a la turca style was born from this music.

These open air concerts are just fine; but if you would like a real treat of this music; you should go to the Military Museum in Nisantasi, new town. Daily at 3 pm ( museum is closed on mo and tue ) , the concert begins with a breathtaking  English  language video documentary on the band’s origin going as far as Asia.

April 17, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment