Berk Guest House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Drycleaning onsite
- Reduced mobility rooms
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With the container packed we headed to the Cairo airport, the younger men heading to Greece to find wine women and song, well not sure how much song is on the agenda, while I departed for Istanbul to await the arrival of the ship. What a culture shock for me. Firstly everything worked and almost all of it is really clean. I had booked a small hotel on line and by good fortune it was located in the older part of town near the famous " Blue Mosque". Dropped there by an honest ...
... 252;sü bridge with all the restaurants, fish restaurants. Mums not that keen on fish :/ I find her shrimps cooked in butter and garlic and get a fish clay pot for me. The view is to die for. Sitting under the bridge with a mosque behind us, on the European Istanbul side with Asia Beyoglu on the other. It's magic. Fisherman are casting their line right down beside us and pulling fish out regularly. Then a bucket is sent down to collect some water. I can't describe ...
... music with traditional instruments. Each group had a girl with them (Turkish Yoko?) either listening or shooting video. Even the ice cream guys were more festive - off their phones and up to their crazy antics. People were no longer in a hurry and walked at a relaxed pace. I'd considered trying to go dancing but the walk was enough for me. I settled into a pub for pub food, beer, and a book as I watched the trains ...
... shoe polisher pick up something he dropped - we still think it was a legitimate drop but then what Josh thought was an offer of a free shoe shine quickly turned into the shoe polisher saying that he was paying for his kid's uni... The charge was extortionate but as is the case here, you need to bargain and we parted with a couple of dollars in the end.
... pot is slashed off and flies to shatter on the ground - very elaborate and attention grabbing - also very delicious. It was about this time that it became apparent that the waiters were quite interested in keeping us there for as long as possible as free drink after free drink appeared before us on the table, along with free baklava which was delicious and then suddenly it was almost midnight and time for the restaurant to be closing, though not before ...