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... you would pay $30 for in Canada is usually half the price. - Turkey has endless stray cats and dogs. No matter what part you are in they are there. They seems to hang out at restaurants, if there is an outdoor patio the cats will hang out there. The dogs will follow you but stop just short of going into your hotel. They seem to stop right at the door, which is funny to see. - I did not seem many homeless, what I did see was Syrian ...
This trip was via Zurich, a 13 hour flight. Fortunately our business class seats allowed for a good sleep and we arrived in Turkey on Monday afternoon. Off for an exploratory walk, checking the sites (Holly counted the stray cats that live in the city) while we avoided all ...
Istanbul is the crossroads of the world situated between Asia, Europe and the Middle East. From the air, it looks like a thriving metropolis that rivals the urban sprawl of US cities like Los Angeles. But I have a tight connection and my incoming flight is late, so I all I'll get to see this trip is the inside of the terminal.
I make the connection and arrive at Bodrum at the ...
... its painted ceiling and walls which adds to the overall colour. We had 25 minutes before we had to return to the coach and although we believed that we knew our way out, in fact we became a little lost and had to ask a shop vendor, who fortunately understood, for directions for the exit via Gate 1. We then boarded the bus and returned to the ship. Later, the 'call to prayers' could be heard loudly on the ship from the mosques. It was quite a moving sound.
Istanbul is a ...
... at our stop. When the port seemed to be behind us, we asked the bus attendant (a 19 or so year old guy). He looked suddenly guilty (he'd written down our destination when we got on) and concerned and raced to talk to the driver. Then the bus pulled over on the side of the road, we were hurried off, and through international non-sign language, the attendant encouraged us to get a bus on the other side of the highway. Great. Though we had ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility