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... a pink can of Coke. Apparently it's Coke Light. I'm pretty sure it was just Coke Zero, but with my love for anything pink it tasted better. Because you know, pink. I walked past a small museum that had a Gallipoli exhibition, and since it was free I went inside. All of the explanations were in Turkish, but I was happy to just wander and look. This was all well and good until I realised that this museum obviously thinks New Zealand is part of Australia. Apart from one lone ...
... so he found a barber down a side street today and got the works. He was a little disappointed that he didn't get his ears burnt! I think it was a good thing though.
We also visited The Basilica Cistern which is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul (that was formerly Constantinople). The cistern was built in the 6th ...
... the mall theater - a rare treat in this part of the world. It was "The Maze Runner," and we all enjoyed it.
Caroline had booked a private guide and vehicle for us on the following day. We met our tour guide, Omer, at Taksim square and boarded the minibus. Our tour would take us to the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, and the Hagia Sofia - three must-see landmarks in Istanbul. Along the way, Omer was also a wealth of information on Turkish history, Islam, ...
... enjoying our drinks man leaving says to us, "Gig'em". We stopped and talked. He had lived in Houston but left in the early 90s. He said he had several friends and neighbors who were Aggies. So no matter where you go you can find an Aggie. We also did some shopping and got Michelle a nice wrap. We just finished dinner and we are relaxing in the lounge with one of the workers from the school who is watching a soccer game. Good ...
... m in Istanbul. He shared with me his views on the political situation and how it is affecting the economy of Istanbul and Turkey. He invited me a coffee at his restaurant and then I went to get my daily dose of backgammon, this time vs a gold trader of the Grand Bazaar, a Syrian from Aleppo. Out of 11 matches I could only win 3. However, not everything was negative: I met Julia, a very nice and interesting girl from Switzerland who lived in Mexico for few months so we hung out ...