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... where we bought cake. I had this chocolate cake with custard balls smothered in chocolate on top and encrusted with chocolate bits. Pudd had tiramisu and both were very nice indeed. These were actually cheaper than what we would expect to pay in Oz. After that we headed home but passed lots of traditional Turkish shops selling nuts, Turkish delight and lots of other bits and pieces that looked very yummy. We will have to endure in those at some point. Finally we stopped at ...
... out all of the menus on the way. We saw a cute little restaurant that looked a bit fancy and settled on it. What a great choice! We sat next to a New Zealand couple so we had pleasant dinner conversation and they had the Pot Kebap we wanted. This is a dish from Cappidocea where a casserole is put into a vase shaped pot and cooked like in a tureen. It was then brought out on flaming coals and the head waiter tapped the pot all the way around breaking it and then one hit and the pots was ...
... at 34 TL - about $17, we decided against having a sunset cocktail and sushi roll there. It's interesting, while most places, as I've noted, don't serve alcohol, where it is served, it certainly isn't cheap - or even comparable. Mostly, what I've noticed here is that things cost in TL what they would in USD, but because there are about 2 TL per USD, it seems cheap. With wine and alcohol, the charge is closer to what it would be in ...
... else had one. So nice. This part if town is totally different than where we were today. The people are less conservative and you see women. There aren't many women out and about here. The men are the shop owners and the women aren't anywhere to be found. People try to speak English and I had 3 people ask me if I was from Germany. I said United States and they smiled. Shawn said they like Americans and not many Americans come here. After just two days I don't know why. Lovely ...
Mosques, churches, hand woven carpets, the Grand Bazaar, apple tea, these are but a few of the many sights, sounds, smells of this incredible city.
Few cities of the world as we know it today, have seen as much history as Istanbul. Even fewer places in the world have been the central points of entire civilizations. But, for all of it's great heritage, Istanbul remains beautiful, mysterious, friendly and welcoming.