Istambul, crossroad of cultures

Istanbul was an ongoing issue in my travels. I have to admit that it has been a pleasant surprise, even though in this the first time, were a few days which I dedicated to photographing.

Istanbul, I was impressed by the warm hospitality of the Turks not to mention a tourist cash is an objective that has to be cared for and pampered. The Turks, as good traders, know that every foreigner who arrives in Istanbul is a fountain of money and get it out us by offering tea or whatever. The first of these strategies is that between the store and once in there to talk and negotiate, because everything can be negotiated. But be aware that not everyone has the same idea, because the city is full of people who sell watches, necklaces and other wonders in the end are real fraud.

Moros y Cristianos

Biar y los trabucos

Although the fame in the Moors and Christians in Alcoy takes Biar are best enjoyed as a small town traditions, ingrained habits that are present in the many annual festivals celebrating, with emphasis on the de Moros y Cristianos they say it is one of the oldest in the Valencian Community.
Among these include the fabulous festivities of Moros y Cristianos ENTRY on the night of May 10 with the lighting of hundreds of bonfires in the hills surrounding the town for the “Descent of the Virgin” from the shrine, and day 11 May the “BALL DELS ESPI”, reminiscent as wearing costumes Almohads hounded Christians.
Seven are the groups that actively participate in these festivities in honor of the Virgen de Gracia, patroness of the City: Templers, better known locally as “blanquets” Cristians or Blavets, Estudiants, Maseros and as representatives of the Moros, we find the Moros Vells, Moros Tariks, and Moros Nous