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Turkey we have arrived!! Took a while but we got here. There were a few questionable moments when we seemed to be going on the smallest and windiest roads possible. Border crossing was smooth so need to remember they next time we want to overland into turkey go via Bulgaria and not Greece as they seem to like them better.
Had a slight hike …
Back in Istanbul. Long flight as it went via KL and Dubai. Arrived 6pm on Sat ( same day as we left). Tired so got a taxi to the hostel. No real hassles; just had to keep making sure they seated us together as every time they issued us boarding passes we were put miles apart.
Spring is here - tulips out everywhere, and blossom. Been showing …
- Terrace bars
- Shisha bars/cafes
- Call to prayer - sounded nice! Not too loud
- Beautiful buildings! Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern
- Harassment (harmless but annoying) from Turkish men esp if not accompanied by a …
Had to return to Istanbul to catch a flight home, or rather to Aust. No border hassels this time so it was just an all night ride.
Spent the last few days in Sofia doing a hike in the mountains on the outskirts of the city and looking inside some of the buildings I had previously seen from the outside. The mountain hike was also a free …
Made it to the end of the trip - Istanbul. Parked the truck up at a truck park on the outskirts, got a taxi to the center and that was it. All over. Wasn't hard saying goodbye to the truck even though at times I was looking for it!!!!! Or the others, all two of them.
Istanbul seems nice. Already had a big walk and seen some of the sights - Blue …
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I stay here every time I come to Istanbul. The staff is friendly and always willing to help out. Perfectly located. Clean. Great atmosphere. Its the best. =)
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