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... because I had only 1.75 Turkish Lira left.
It was finally 1:15 PM before wheels up so I reconciled myself to missing my connecting flight. Two movies later of which I would recommend one, The Railway Man, based on a true story of incredible pain and ultimate forgiveness. It is truly mind boggling what some prisoners of war endured in the wars of the 20th century and a man's ability to forgive his tormentors decades later.
While I'm in the mood ...
... shopping district situated on Istiklal Avenue. We spent about an hour looking through the shops and adjusting to the dizzying pace and sensory overload that typifies Istanbul's street scene. One highlight of our stroll was a simple "Turkish Delight" shop that caught our attention with huge piles of sweet Turkish delicacies. Upon entering the shop, we were greeted by a nice, young man who seemed genuinely interested in our travels. He also had quite a good sense of ...
... and so contains multiple elaborate tile mosaics of emperors bowing to Jesus. It's decorated floor to ceiling with patterns, mosaics, and Arabic characters from the time it spent as a mosque, so that you're surrounded by 360 degrees of awesome. It's got a second floor that overlooks the main level like a balcony so you can get the bird's eye view. Truly worth seeing. The hamam was equally interesting on quite a ...
Visits to the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market were the order of the day. Tomorrow apparently the bazaar is closed for a holiday of some sort. Lots of walking up and down hills which seems to be the norm for Istanbul. We stopped by our local 4 PM "Tea ...
We woke as we were pulling into the berth at Istanbul, right at 8am sharp. Although we were cleared almost immediately, I had not arranged to meet our guide until 9am (just in case of problems), so we breakfasted and did email before we left the ship. I had a bit of problem getting out because my card had demagnetized and it no longer matched the records that had been sent to Turkey. But we worked through it, and it was fine. We met Hanifi at the gate – he was a great guide ...
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