Saturday, 22 May 2010
40 students visited Turkey as part of an educational trip for Cultural Studies from 17th-22nd May 2010. They visited various world-famous historical sites in Cappadocia, Konya and Istanbul. In Cappadocia, the students toured the Pigeon valley, the underground city-church of Kaymakli and the castle of Uchisar which is known to be the highest point in the region.
The students also attended a special gem and jewelry workshop in Cappadocia where they were taught the uses and importance of various gems and semi-precious stones that are found in Turkey. The students then moved to Konya where they visited the well-renowned Mevlana Museum, Catalhoyuk, known to be the world’s oldest excavated city and the Old City Hill. The trip wound up in the largest city of Turkey, Istanbul.
The students were given a full-city tour where they visited the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia church, Topkapi Palace, the world-famous Grand bazaar and a cruise over the Bosphorous Strait which separates Europe and Asia. The instructors who joined them were Ms. Majdoleen and Ms. Blessy. The students thoroughly enjoyed and got back to Bahrain with a new treasure chest of experiences and learning.