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... to an Islamic Mosque, and is now a museum.
Another highlight of our tour was the Topkapi Palace, a great walled complex hugging the shores of the Bosphorus and Golden Horn, once the residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Wealso viewed the royal treasury.
Our final stop was the Spice Bazaar. The Spice Bazaar was beautiful with such pungent smells and the sounds of a lively ...
... of people towards the bridge to catch a cab.,once again the standstill traffic made catching a cab too early redundant. We planned to take the taxi directly to Sephora, but this proved to be too much for our cab driver and he dropped us off close to the main drag. Ben's phone had died so I fired up the mobile data and tried to find our way through google maps - but something went horribly wrong and we found ourselves lost in the back ...
... by sleeping on the overnight bus sometimes made taking the bus cheaper. Heading for Cappadocia we got dropped off by our bus late at night in a small town about 6km from our destination, Guermi. With no taxis around and being too tired and lazy for the long walk we started to dose of at a bus stop, 'Thank You!’ to the brave and very friendly girl that stopped to pick up these two backpacking bums in the middle of the night. Waking up in Cappadocia the next ...
... on criss crossing each way and we were given 35 minutes to shop and meet back at Gate 1! Would we find out way back and in time!! Remember, we were errant children earlier!! We did make it back and enjoyed a bit of bartering!
From there on it was onward to the Spice Market and a whirlwind 20 minutes look, again through throngs of people.
Next was a tour upriver in a cruise boat which was full of people and we were some of the last on board, so ...
... br> Around the corner we ducked into a low doorway and found ourselves in early 18th century Ali Pasha Han, an absolutely lovely little two-storey courtyard with a tiny tea and coffee stall in a corner, the rest of the area recently having been turned into an open-air theatre so there were a few chairs piled onto a small built-up stage on the opposite side. There was a series of arches set into the ground floor walls which used to be filled ...