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After excitedly departing Adelaide at 6pm, we settled in for a long flight to Singapore. Our flight was enjoyable thanks to the excellent service and entertainment provided by singapore airlines. We arrived around midnight and spent some time seeking a quiet area of the airport to catch some Zs. Even in the middle of the night, the airport was …
We set off this morning in search of the famous Istanbul Grand Bazaar. You can't miss it, really, it is a ginormous noisy maze of stores selling almost anything and everything that you could think of... Turkish clothing, trinkets, servoiners, belly dancing costumes, hand painted crockery, stained glass lamps, musical instruments, carpets, sweets, …
Me: "Zach, are you getting your eye surgery?"
Zach: "No, my cornea is too thin."
Me: "Well come visit me then."
*5 minutes later*
Zach: "I'll be there next week."
Jared and I went off to Istanbul (second time for Jared, third for me) to meet Zach when he got in around 11:30 pm. We got there earlier than him so we went to …
We finally arrived into istanbul around 6pm local time after an absolute marathon of flights and layovers! Once we found our bags we set course for the tram into Sultanahmet where our hostel was located. Such a mind blowing experience walking through the city looking at the crazy landscape and swarms of people. After getting some advice and tips …
Great city - bus journey was fine, with a good Metro bus but border quite a hassle with lengthy bag checks etc. Bus station seemed huge.
Stayed in old city, people friendly, mosques fabulous (if noisy in the morning!), hostel very good. We went our to a traditional place with lots of Ouzo on one night. Grand bazzar was ok, joss went twice …
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Very friendly staff on arrival and great vibe in the place, not to mention the view!
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