Taksim Istanbul Apart
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"No road is long with good company." - Turkish Proverb
Unlike Greece which I fell in love with right away, Turkey took some warming up. My first impressions were expensive (50 Euro visa), poor transportation (a $50 CDN taxi ride to our flight in Bodrum that would take us to Istanbul and no metro from the Istanbul SAW airport) hard to navigate (a funicular to the waters edge from Taksim and then a metro to Sultanahmet, the area that hosts a lot ...
Woke 7am (sleep in) left 8.30am temperature 26. A bit under the weather today. Felt progressively worse as the day went on. Went to a leather factory and shop. A bit disappointing as there wasn't much of a tour through the factory just rushed out into the shop. Nice products but very expensive. Then to an ...
... despite there being numerous empty tables, so we ended up having dinner at the Daphne just yards from our hotel that boasted an equally good vista this time over the Marmara Sea, but with staff who were happy to please and seat us at an outside table. That evening there was a most beautiful sunset colouring the view in a magical orange hue. At one point part of the sky appeared to be on fire as a cloud burnt dark red by the setting sun appeared like a flame on the ...
... in Turkey
Our base travel expenses (food, lodging, entrance fees) were about the same as in eastern Europe, less than in western Europe and much more than in Asia (ex. Japan).
We spent more money in Turkey than is normal for us too. We got dental and medical checks taken care of which typical tourist would not plan to do. As full time travelers, we take care of those kinds of things on the road. And we got ...
I love the fragrances of Istanbul.....I bet this will hold true throughout Turkey. Sometimes, but honestly rarely I can identify them. I am imagining a lot of what is wafting through the air are women cooking. yesterday there was a certain odor that I recall from both India and China and I. Think it is coal burning. When we walked past one small stall yesterday I was stopped in my tracks because of the distinctive sweet smell of roses. I had to have some of ...