Historical Istanbul

Monday was the day to meet old part of the city known as Byzantium, Constantinople and Istanbul. Our travelers had an opportunity to see exceptional cultural treasure of the country – sultan’s palace Topkapi. They continued to a beautiful mosque of sultan Ahmed, better-known as the Blue Mosque, after which they visited the “sunken palace” Basilica Cistern and walked through […]

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Croatia meets Turkey in music class

An interesting coincidence happened during the Kabatas Erkek Lisesi tour: the Croatian students heard the melody of a traditional song Ederlezi, which is also sung in Croatia with a different name (“Đurđevdan”) and different lyrics, and sang it to their new friends in music class while their teacher was playing a Turkish traditional instrument bağlama. Here you can hear that moment:

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Guests at Kabataş Erkek Lisesi

The afternoon was reserved for the introduction with Kabataş Erkek Lisesi, one of the oldest and the most prestigious schools in Istanbul. The school building initially represented a palace and as such was built at the end of the 19th century. That was the time of sultan Abdülaziz reign, and there’s a myth that his ghost still lives in the […]

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At school in Istanbul – Beşiktaş Atatürk Anadolu Lisesi

Students and teachers started a new day in Turkey in their partner school Beşiktaş Atatürk Anadolu Lisesi, one of the best Anatolian highschools in Istanbul. They were welcomed by the school principal Reşit Sağim. Firstly, they were introduced with the Turkish school sistem while getting a detailed tour of the school and enjoying a music program, then work meetings were […]

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A day spent in Asia

The second day was full of new adventures, but this time in Asia. It was a long day, but definitely worth it. We crossed one of the biggest suspension bridges in the world – the Osman Gazi bridge, the town of Bursa, the first capital of the Otoman empire and we went to a village Cumalıkızık that is under UNESCO […]

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First day in Istanbul

Before their first obligations, members of ERASMUS+ “European traditional tales on stage” project have met their host families and they saw what life in Istanbul looks like. The first day was very special and different from everyday Istanbul hustle and bustle, not just for Croatian girls but also for the Turkey students, because they went to the Princess Islands to […]

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