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Intercultural Turkey Trip June 16th-26th 2011

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IDC intercultural trip to Turkey took place between June 16-26th 2011. The group had the opportunity to see many historical sites as well as get to know the Turkish culture very closely. In addition to visiting important sites like Hagia Sophia, Ephesus, Blue Mosque, House of Virgin Mary, underground city and carved chapels in Cappadocia, the group enjoyed dinners with local families. The group also visited a newspaper, a dialogue foundation and a private school in Turkey. The cities that were visited on the trip were Istanbul, Izmir, Konya, Denizli, Antalya, Cappadocia and Bursa.


Pictures from the trip:


Archeology Museum, Istanbul


Gate Enrance of old Ottoman Medrese "University"



Hagia Sophia


Blue Mosque


Turkish Rooster, crows till it faints


Cappodocia


Ephesus


Gate entrance of Topkapi Palace


Inside of the Topkapi Palace Garden


Underground city of Cappodocia


Miniaturk, Istanbul


Feasting at a Restaurant


Home Dinner at a local families house


Prayer Oak, Bursa


Water well (fountain), Istanbul


Pamukkale


Cappodocia




Beylerbeyi Palace, Istanbul


Enjoying some delicous turkish desert


Bosphorus Boat Tour


Beylerbeyi Palace




Inside of Hagia Sophia


Pamuk Kale



Bosphorus View, Istanbul

Preparation of Turkish dinner on wood fire in a rock oven