Taksim Istanbul Apart
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Sadly its my last day in Turkey,I hate that my trip is coming to an end, so what to do on my last day here?! Well since im sad to be leaving it only seems right that I emotionally eat. Plus I've read about, and heard from locals about the must haves in Turkey. I decided to make one more trip down to Grand Bazaar, the marketplace where I can find all the foods I'm looking for. ...
... to cover to go into the Blue Mosque. She told us she was a Muslim but not that kind of Muslim. We enjoyed talking to our guide in Cappadocia who was an activist, trying to save Turkey from becoming a Muslim state. He saw the hypocrisy all around him. He called himself a "lazy" Muslim. I was grateful to Angie's colleague who took us out for a traditional Turkish breakfast in the country and then took us to her sister in law's daughter's house who ...
... old and the new. For example, there are still men who walk down our street singing a song that seems to be stating they are collecting trash or recyclables. They do this every day. And just a few meters away is a subway station as modern and efficient as any city in the world. Supermarkets are rare in this crowded area, but there are small shops every block or so.
One of the hassles of traveling in Turkey is that there are no prices on anything. ...
... my new shoes hurt my toes!! However
the worst was the huge number of people constantly walking towards us. When we
were last in Istanbul we had been warned that much of the locals had gone back
home to the villages for the feast of Ramadan finishing – so everyone was back.
Being tired didn’t help but I can honestly say that this was the first day in
the last 3.5 months that wasn’t so great!
Day 1. 3 flights, 20 hrs later we arrive at our first destination, Istanbul,Turkey. During these travels I gained fat ankles and an 'inflight baby' conceived with 6 meals consumed during a permanent upright position. Neither overwhelmed or underwhelmed with Emirates. Food was nice, staff were reasonably friendly but efficient and we made it without falling out of the sky. Will never do a direct flight without a stopover ...