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The wait at Amman and the flight to Cairo were fine, but once there I had a 3.5 hour wait ahead of me (after the bare minimum of sleep that night) and Cairo airport was buzzing with people. There simply wasn't anywhere in the general departures area where I could sit quietly and take a nap. I was sleepy and hungry, and time was ticking away much too slowly for my taste.
I finally decided to make my way to the gate, thinking ...
... things and a head towel. We walked out of the bathing room and sat in the foyer and drank apple tea that they offered us. They then asked us if we would like an extra oil massage for 25 minutes for an extra price of 30 lira. Court and I looked at each other and said yes! Haha why not? We certainly got the full experience! The oil massage was the best thing ever, we were given a foot, leg, back, neck and head massage, it ...
... up by now – thankfully – and out and about with friends and family having black tea in cute little glass cups or perhaps a thick Turkish Coffee. Imat bought us tea and we shared a pretzel between each couple. A restroom break and we were on our way again after running the gamut of the little market shops in the area.
Patriach Orthodox Church
On we motored to Patriach Orthodox Church which is beautiful in side. Of the Greek ...
... to shore, our bus, and dinner back near Taksim Square.
BUT was our day over? Ah, but no. We still needed to capture that last lovely ray of sunset over Istanbul. Mustafa advised a trip to the Galata tower for the best view over the Golden Horn toward the old town to the west. He quickly described how to get there- not far at all. We checked again, with map in hand, at the desk. Oh, yes, short walk- 20 minutes. Turn left at the second street.... What we came to ...
... at the crazy landscape and swarms of people. After getting some advice and tips from very friendly locals (and my great sense of orientation) we arrived at the Bauhaus Guesthouse. Looks to be an amazing place with very friendly people! Can't wait to explore the ...
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