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So a downer on the tour before going to Turkey but we made the most of it. Brodie, Mel and I took the tour bus as far as we could then waited to catch a bus to Cannakale where we were informed that we could watch the ceremony on big screens.
What surprised me about Turkey was that the little amount of English that they speak but how easy it was to communicate and get out what we ...
So Hello Turkey! Landed at 5.15 pm and started the SLOW customs process. Carne spotted a friend of Logan's in the line ahead of us (small world). Thinking we had plenty of time we strolled around duty free before heading over to domestic for our connection.
Lesson one sync your watches to local time as soon as you arrive as when we got to domestic instead of being an ...
... Hey slim, get your baked potato here!" Sounds the same in Turkish. The passenger ferry tour starts from right next to the beautiful Ortakoy Mosque. Monique and friends joined us at a bistro near the mosque, and we boarded the ferry. <b>Part III The Cruise</b> We happened to get the warmest, sunniest March day for our cruise. It was still a sweater and jacket day, but the bright sun was most welcome for this Kazakh tourist, fresh out of winter. ...
... maze of streets - 61 in all with over 3,000 shops selling everything from lamps, leather, jewellery and other souvenirs. When visiting don't forget to look up at the roof where you get an idea of how old this market is as it was originally constructed during 1455-6. It is huge and almost overwhelming, haggling is obligatory but bargains are better had outside the bazaar. We saw the strange Column of Constantine, also known as the Burnt Stone, it is ...
... outside on the sidewalk (none inside). We had no clue what to get, but settled on the Kofte (delicious beef meatballs) and a pepper stuffed with rice. Both were delicious. We ordered one serving of each to share and ended up ordering a second serving of each!
Well, we survived our first day in Turkey! Being in this neighborhood and hearing the call to prayers over the loudspeaker, we really feel like we are far removed from the western world.