Turkey: Hagia Sophia formerly St. Sophia Cathedral, the crown of the Byzantine Empire in Constantinople. Sophia, Russian emissaries returned to the Czar saying the cathedral was so beautiful it was as if heaven were on earth (paraphrased).
Coffee with dessert! Figured out the secret of the best Turkish coffee ever! - Just before the coffee boils, take off the foam with a tea spoon & put it into your cup. Then pour the boiling coffee over it.