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Just missed the floods the week before in Istanbul but had some cloudy days with light rain. Had a great hotel location and could walk everywhere. Went to the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Sophia Museum, Spice bazaar, river boat trip and of course experienced a Turkish bath (which was quite an experience and apparently not typical so I am not …
... and endless stores to shop in. There are locals smoking sheesha and drinking Turkish tea on all of the sidewalk cafes and hundreds of people roaming the street. We walked past a lovely two person band of a violin and a saxophone playing on the side of the street. It was wonderful to walk down this street with the sunshine beating down on you in this new, beautiful European city. The walk home was much more enjoyable that the trek ...
... laid there in silence wrapped in our towels, frankly looking as scared as hell at what was about to happen....lol!! A couple of ladies walked in and over to a couple of the others and with lovely English introduced themselves, and explained what was going to happen and then the towels came off. Holy ****.....i am going to have to get nude with a bunch of people i don't know, laying on a marble slab like a damn offering to the gods or something!! As my heart ...
... not everyone decided to act in the protests, and even fewer chose to vandalize; otherwise, imagine the financial toll of 100,000 people bent on damaging a city--the cost to remedy it would be much higher than the, still substantial, $26 million.
Knowing the above, I will revisit both sides of the argument.
Supporters of the Prime Minister Erdogan:
These people attribute the nation's immensely prosperous economic era to ...
... forward to summer weather over the weekend). The traffic on the drive back to the hotel was a reminder of L.A. that we could have done without, but we made it. Our late lunch meant that most voted for sleep over food, particularly considering our 4:15am departure for the airport to fly to the South for two days in Pamukkale and Ephesus. Looking forward to seeing another part of Turkey! (Photos to come -- having trouble uploading them right ...
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