Travel Blogs from Izmit
This is our first really rotten weather day. It started raining In the middle of last night and hasn't stopped. We went out to wander a bit this morning. Checked out the ceramic shops, the Green Mosque (Yeşıl Mosque) and the Ceramic ...
... holiday weekend, there was no traffic. The bus took 1.5 hours and though not nearly as comfortable as a coach bus, at least this time we were sitting. We arrived back in Harem, at the ferry port and a ferry was leaving in 20 minutes. Perfect!
When we arrived back on the main side of Istanbul, it was like a different city than when we left. There were massive amounts of people everywhere. We could hardly walk from the dock to the Galata Bridge. ...
... br> And it was no different to Europe. It was only the knowledge that we have finally spanned a continent, our final destination, that put a spring in our step and a whistle on our lips as we asked our way through the throng among the buses: "Agva? Aova? Augva? Where is Ahva? Do you know Ağva" “Oh Ağva! - yest, phuuty, left, phu phu” whistled the man as he pointed.
We finally got there, to get the 2'o clock bus, Jon got tickets, we moved in ...
For Tuesday, 08-05-08, I decided to make a day trip to Iznik. I had been wanting to go to Iznik ever since reading about the First Council of Nicea (Iznik) in Will Durant's series on the history of Western Civilization when I first came to Turkey in 1971. To me, that location was a key site in the history of Christianity. And, though I don't corner myself as a Christian, I do recognize the importance of the religion in the development of the culture from which I spring ...
... to the Grand Bazaar just see what it was like. There were hundreds of shops in a maze of corridors in a building that was several hundred years old. (The entrance said 1461, but I would want to check that out. Some of the merchandise could be that old.) It was fun to walk through and see the Turks (and a few tourists) doing their shopping. John bought a pair of gloves to replace the ones he lost in DC. (The new gloves looked very similar to the lost ...
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