My last message to my Beloved Starbucks

      I could not believe I was inside one of my favorite and beloved place. I walked out and promised myself that I will never walked to one of your location again. Today, just as every other day, I picked up my coffee and sandwich from the Starbucks located across the street from my job at 51st street in New York City. At the end of the day I waked with one of my coworker and purchased a frozen drink

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The Grand Bazaar Istanbul

  The Grand Bazzar in Istanbul is one of the best colorful place in the world that you can visit. Your eyes will enjoy all this vivid colors, you will enjoy a color harmonies not only throughout the Bazaar Istanbul visit but within each store, especially at the spice area. From the time we walked from the Bazaar Istanbul door and during our visit until the time we were looking at our photo after the fact, we enjoyed each second

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The Galata Tower – Istanbul

The Galata Tower (the tower of Christ) built in 1348 in the Galata quarter in Istanbul. On our last day in Istanbul we walked to the Galata quarter to see the Galata bridge and the Galata tower. After we crossed the Galata Bridge we walked through a very high steep street to get to the tower. After waiting in a long line between a large crowd setting in the ground most of them drinking alcohol which look like a free

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Topkapi Palace Museum

  Topkapi Palace was the primary resident for many of the Ottoman sultans for more than 400 years (1465–1856). Ottoman Empire was the longest lasting and the largest. It lasted for 622 years and Topkapi Palace held all for 400 years. From the palace you can see the best view for the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. From there I was able to get some nice photo that I am sharing with you today.   Topkapi palace is known as

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Chora Museum

  Chora museum, Chora Church or The Church of the Holy Saviour is one name to beautiful place we visited during our visit to Istanbul. It was the old colorful painting on the wall and the experience of our tour guide. I was extremely glad that was one of her favorit places because she explained every paint with the most specific details. The story was just like Aya Sophia museum, a former Byzantine church on the 5th century, later Ottoman

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view the Golden Horn from Pierre Loti

  Our first full day tour included visit to Pierre Loti where we took the cable car to go all the way up to one of the highest hill in the European side of Istanbul. It was one of the most a mazing views that exceeded any other view from the other hills that we visited and we were able to view the Golden Horn from Pierre Loti. As I mention in one of the pervious blog, Istanbul is known

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The Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

  Before our trip to Istanbul, my son told me a great deal about the Basilica, from what I heard and red, I was very interested to visit it. So, on our second day and very early in the morning we beat the crowd, we were one of the early bird inside there. It was only a few steps from our hotel and cross street from Aya Sophia. It is a giant water storage reserve underground we took several steps

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Marina, Alexandria Egypt

  This year, during my last trip to Egypt, I was able to visit Alexandria, which I try to make priority every time I am in Egypt. This City is not only my favorite city but it is every one’s favor, if you visited you will understand why. It is the place to visit when you need to relax, spent quite time or for good vacation. I visited every place there specially El Montaza after the sunset. I have these

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Watching Istanbul from the Bosphorus Sea

  We all know if you visit any city and would like to see too many tourist site in short time, pay for a tour, a good one. That is what we did on our first day we arrived to Istanbul. We took redeye flight that landed before 6:00 AM, we arrived to the hotel at 7:00 AM. Upon arrival we huddle with the concierge to avoid loosing anytime from our first day by sleeping for few hours, of course

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The Mosques In Istanbul – Turkey

  We spent the last week in May 2015 in Istanbul. After my visit, the one thing stayed in my mind was the Mosques. If you know there are over 14000 different Mosques in Istanbul, you will understand why they will attract your attention and stay in your mind after you leave the city. It is over 14000 unique ones, they are all different and none of them look like the others. Some of them are high, some of them

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El Gouna – Egypt

  Let me tell you about the most surprise place I find during my last trip to Egypt this summer. During my visit to the Red Sea area, my friend invited me to an area called El Gouna to visit a friend have some food in one of the restaurant there. I visited several places in this area so I expected the same no more no less. We just entered the gate and my jaw dropped just by looking at

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Mavera Restaurant in Istanbul

During our last trip in May 2015 we try to visit as much as we can. We understand there are 4 major high hills in Istanbul and we made it to each one of them. When we visited on one of these hills we dined in a restaurant call Mavera, Mavera is located in very nice neighborhood where we understand it is very the rich and the political group. We enjoyed our visit there for more than one reason. The first

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alf leila wa leila hotel hurghada egypt, Wow, wonderful and great experience

My friend and his son invited me to spent 3 days Hergada – Egypt. We stayed in a resort called Alf Lila Wa Lila. It was such great experience from the time we walked in until we checked out. The staff was extremely helpful, friendly, and hospitable from the time we walked in through the gate. We greeted by the Front Office manager (Mr. Hany) as we seen him greeting every guest in the wonderful design lobby. You will not

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Porto El Sokhna – Second visit – The same, Misery and Awful

As structure and the whole complex consider a wonder in middle of the dissert, they literary re-constructed the mountain, moved and removed what needed in order to built this giant small city. Let me start with apologies to every one in Egypt, the country where is everyone are hospitable, generous and friendly, the hospitality is one of the basic behaviors of everyone there. I apologize before I choose this place as the worst place I ever visited in the world.

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Yoli’s Roses

Yesterday, Yoli (my wife) comes in the house from the backyard with large smile in her face. She asked me if I like to take some photo for her roses just like I did last year (you can see them in one of my previous blog.   I wake to the backyard with the camera and here is the outcom.   Abbady  

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