Rudy visits the Eyup Mosque, the fourth most important Islamic site, and the sacred gravesite of Abu Ayyub al-Ansari. Following Ramadan is the three-day festival known as Seker Bayrami (aka Sugar Feast), and the streets come alive with celebration. Topkapi Palace was built on the original site of the Acropolis of Byzantium, and the Bosphorus Strait is one of the world’s most important sea passages.
Istanbul, formerly the ancient site of Byzantium and Constantinople, is currently the nexus of Europe and Islam. Due to its geographic location, Istanbul has always played a central role in world affairs. The Grand Bazaar is enormous, and Rudy explores its many passages and offerings.Watch Now >>
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It is said that the Silk Road is a crossroad of civilizations, a place where East meets West. Some of the trade-goods exchanged along the Silk Road over the centuries included fine textiles, magnificent oriental rugs, gunpowder, horses, herbs, spices, ceramics, and medicines, among many other things. Your journey down the Silk Road, with your…Watch Now >>