Berk Guest House
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- Airport Transportation
- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... 830 for others, such as food or gifts, which is about $75 a day. Turkey uses a Turkish Lira, 1 us dollar equals to 2.61 Turkish lair. I decided to exchange some money before I left to have until I could exchange the rest once I got to Turkey. I'm am now at the airport heading home and so sad to be leaving, hopefully my flight home is more peaceful then my flight here!! ...
Our last morning here and we were determined to see the Blue Mosque so had an early breakfast and set off. This time we were lucky, morning prayers finish at 8.30 and we were there by 8.15. The queue was already quite long but once we started to go in it moved quickly. The mosque is very large and beautifully carpeted. The tiles around the walls are lovely and the sun streamed through the many windows. From the mosque we went to see the site of the hippodrome, only ...
... concepts they haven't heard of in Turkey, we saw a bloke butting up scaffolding about 4 floors up - no helmet, no harness, nothing to stop him falling. The motorbike riders don't wear helmets, no-one seems to wear a seatbelt. Road rules seem to be arbitrary, you certainly don't expect vehicles to stop at pedestrian crossings but sometimes they'll stop and let you across even where there isn't a crossing. There's obviously not a culture of litigation ...
... he took some video of outside and the interior, we swopped cards, he works in media, maybe we will be featured in a local programme!
Whilst this is all happening, Les is again trying to find the fault on the oven. Later in the afternoon I take a walk over to the car show, some people have gone and the rest have moved their cars into a large circle, the men are still taking photographs, I get some strange looks as I take some photos,just for all you guys following ...
... find baklavah for about a quarter.
"You feel like a real loser when you have to flag down a taxi to drive you five minutes away," said Chad after the defeat. "I turned my freaking phone's data package on to get some GPS and see exactly where we were. No lower feeling, epic fail." was Kristin's only comment.
It was worth it though, Balat, the old Jewish quarter of the city, was an area we had both wanted to see. Its old wooden ...