Three Apples Residence
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... and checked in across the street at Antique Hostel again. I was happy to be back. The room wasn’t quite ready yet, but they let me put my stuff in the room and go out for the day. I had a nice wander around Sultanahmet and crossed the Galata Bridge over to Karakoy. I didn’t do much besides just walked around and check out the neighbourhood.
At about 1pm, I made my way up Galata Tower. It was ...
... of a hill. It was not far from the pier, and, as a ferry was just letting out, we followed a crowd to the pedestrian street that Hanifi had described. It was a steep climb up to the tower, and almost all the shops along the street were closed. The square at the top of the hill was happening, however, with several restaurants and cafes open and full of people. In the plaza at the base of the tower, a man was playing with a remote controlled bird. It was entertaining, and it loved ...
... people and experiencing parts of the world in a way that few people do. I must admit, I felt very sad about the sense of finality and shed some tears while pedaling the last kilometer. But I was reminded that this is but one journey, hopefully just a chapter in what I hope will be a colorful life story. AND I have a few days in a vibrant, beautiful city so there IS more adventure to come. Shanny threw us a beautiful goodbye dinner tonight in a lovely dockside ...
... being able to stop.
After our tea break, we went back to the lawn outside Haggia Sophia to take some photos. This was difficult as many people were taking the same shot and getting the space to take a clean shot was a matter of luck and waiting. Yang was also getting a little uncomfortable too because everyone was staring at us while we assembled our tripod and posed for photos using the self-timer. The ...
... a college for officials. Inside the main gate there was a large outer courytard with paths, trees and flowers. To the right of the courtyard was the kitchens and to the left was the Harem (home to the Sultan's wives, concubines, and children). We were not able to tour the kitchens with the collection of ceramics, crystal and silver nor the imperial wardrobe with 3,000 embroidered robe (I think we were ripped off, these displays would have been interesting), but were ...
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