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... thing you can say is, it's BIG, feet-falling-off big.
Returned, back across the Galata Bridge into Asia, (ust love saying that!!) dripping with sweat looking like I'd fallen into the Basilica Cistern.
So now, you guessed it, back in the air con, contemplating tonight's excursion.
... garlic, chili and other spicy stuff. Surprisingly Geoff liked it, although he wasn’t sure after the first mouthful, but once the burning stopped he said it was nice. I wasn’t so sure; actually I didn’t really like it.
We then went to another mosque apparently simular (and more spectacular) to the Blue Mosque, we took off our shoes ready to enter when we were stopped by security whom told the guide we would have to wait until after prayer time, so ...
... the noisy park in Istanbul' was reached at around 4, the barrier was out of order, we had to pay the man and he gave us a ticket, and told us we would have to pay again tomorrow! We sat and enjoyed the remaining sunshine. We had informed Murrat that we would be in the office first thing tomorrow to complete the details of the shipping procedures , he said he would see us at 9.00 am. It's about an hours walk, so we will probably get a ...
... he has a rug business', and then tried selling us one. At that moment we decided to say goodbye, but still crazy how small the world can be.
Once we we reached the Blue Masque, the line was much shorter. All women were required to be completely covered so I was given a scarf for my head before I went in. Also, you were required to take off your shoes before entering. It was very beautiful inside with mosaic designs and low ...
... for money; 85tl (around £22) for the 3 day pass or 115tl (around £30) for the 5 day pass. The Museum Pass allows you free entry into all the main attractions in Istanbul as well as giving you discounts on many other things.
During my time in Istanbul I visited the Basilica Cistern, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul Archaeological Museum and the Mosaic Museum. I would hugely recommend visiting all of these, ...