Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... but I wasn’t doing anything else, so what the heck.
I left there and grabbed some lunch at a little café in Karakoy and started reading the newest Harlan Coben book, Missing You. I finished Six Years last night and it was excellent. I’ve downloaded a few more Coben books to take with me to Greece tomorrow. I think I’ll be spending a lot more time on busses and trains pretty soon, so having ...
Today I went on an all day tour and saw lots of jelly fish. We got to a boat on a bus. We went to a fashion show and I saw some jackets that I liked but they cost too much money. After that we went to a restaurant. I had chicken with rice and mash potatoe. After that we went to a big palace - the sultans house. When you enter it looks like horse shoe marks on the ...
... luring anyone and everyone into their restaurant, colorful mounds of spices and sparkling piles of Turkish Delight at each turn. It is HOT here, but we've had beautiful blue skies every day and warm breezy nights - we've eaten meze meals al fresco each evening while here. And the food. Whew. Amazing!! Tomorrow, we're off to Ephesus, home to the best preserved ruins on the Mediterranean. More to come from there. xx ...
... insurance company, we trekked off into the wilds of Istanbul.
Harassment is funny
Firstly, Istanbul is intense. Around 15 million people live here and there are crowds everywhere. There were also early culture shocks. Walking around with non-Muslim, western women, who wear shorts is certainly an experience. Ogling, chatting up and basically having a good perv is common practice amongst the men. However, we found that having a sense humour about it, and 'walking it ...
... us directions to the grand bazaar, spice bazaars and then walked us to the carpet area. He suggested that we go to the spice market in the morning when it is not as crowded. He also suggested the Seven Hills Rooftop Restaurent. The restaurant turned out to be a really good suggestion. The view is incredible, there was a great breeze and we needed to refuel and rest. Efes beer and hummus hit the spot!
We toured the Grand Bizarre and did a small amount ...
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