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Hi Friends and Family! Today we woke up at about 7am and had breakfast at our hotel, Arcadia Hotel. For our tour, complaining paid off because we had small tour group and a private guide for the full day Istanbul city tour.
The first stop was the Hippodrome, the remains of a giant stadium that dates back to the 3rd Century AD. We walked …
Hello from Istanbul!
Today, we woke up fairly early in Cappadocia. Our tour guide and driver took us to the airport which was one hour away. The driver told us that he went to buy gifts for his daughters and thought of me, so he bought me something as well. It was a fairy chimney light! Both he and the guide were kind, and we hoped to meet …
... was really cool I was from the States. She inadvertently taught me some differences between American and Turkish culture. For example... when a girl gets close enough to you while dancing that your foreheads are touching... that does not mean what it means in America. Also, when a girl says "soon we'll go back to my place and smoke"... that does not have the innuendo it has in America. So eventually we split and I found Jess and ...
... see anything there. Maybe one day I'll go back and visit it with tourist eyes not freaked out eyes that wonder if my husband is going to spend every dime we have on junk we don't even want.
After that we toured the Hagia Sophia and listed to our "guides" questions again, along with some very inappropriate ones about sexual preferences, I'm not sure what that was about, trying to determine if we'd be good candidates for another scam? Next, to a ...
... It can be found in Gülhane Park and is definitely for serious science dudes, but provides quite a bit for the layman like myself (once you get past the complex astronomy section at the very beginning), and the price (5TL) is quite right. The surgical tools were a bit squirm-inducing, though perhaps they're no worse than what you'd see today for the same surgery.
We only went to the Pera Museum in ...
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