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Another apple tea later and after dinner we went back to the main square to get some night time photos of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Unfortunately the WiFi is painfully slow today so I might not be able to upload them just now.
That's all for now, tomorrow I'll write some final thoughts on Istanbul before we head to the airport in the afternoon!
... handed over for the small sum of 6 lira (just over 2 Euro).....bargain! These boats, three in all, obviously had a big reputation as the area on the wharf around the boats was crowded and the guy taking the money was rolling in it...a bowl brimming with lira coins and a hand stuffed with notes! That's what happens when you provide value!
Feeling sustained, we looked around. Fishermen lined the wharf and ran like a continuous stream ...
So understandably did not get up until 11.30 haha showered and evaded out for lunch which was amazing and the staff were so nice. A beggar lady was sitting outside their restaurant so they gave her bread and money and asked her to move on it was just so cute and they were really nice about it! They didn't want us to eave and so we were given apple tea on the house which was amazing I love Turkish tea it's delicious. Finally at ...
... found out we'd need to add 20TL credit for a 4G data plan. However, that entailed calling back to activate the data plan after buying a prepaid card. When going to buy the prepaid card, we opted to have them activate the data plan for 50 TL. The story doesn't end here. The service will disconnect after 5 days if we do not go to register the phone by paying 100TL at the tax office and going to ...
... Istanbul. It's not a place we had on our bucket list and if it weren't for the kids, we wouldn't be here now. But how appropriate. 25 years ago we were in Kuai saying our vows. Our marriage has been interesting and fun and full of surprises interesting things and places. So it's only appropriate that I would be here with my best friend in this interesting place, learning about history and just enjoying ourselves. The waitress just brought us a plate of heart cookies. She must ...
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