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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... is fitting for my time spent here in Istanbul.
Between being completely overwhelmed the instant I arrived, the nasty weather (cold, wet, windy), and the massive amount of other tourists all trying to get out of said weather, my visit to Istanbul has left me less than amused. Here's what I saw and the impression I was left with:
Sisli: I stayed in Sisli between Taksim Square and Osmanbey Square through airbnb. I never made it to Taksim Square (or ...
... downside is the dualing calls to prayer from the two mosques! We are sacrificing two hours sleep in the morning when the chant wakes us at 5.30! But mostly I am sacrificing my body to the many interesting, varied and exotic food experiences! Michel organised a walking cultural food tour for us...It was a full day and taken by a vibrant and enthusiastic guide by the name of Gonja...when she met us and said "you look hungry" we knew we were ...
... Once road works were out of the way we came out on a 3 lane motorway! Luckıly our turn off was soon after and I have never been so happy to get off a road.
We decıded not to take the bus as Trevs dad ınformed hım of a nıce route ın, so we headed for that. We rode along a lovely forested road to take us rıght up to the bospherous. It so was so strange to be close to the end. We started off along the waters edge takıng vıctory ...
... nuts, funny looking dried fruits, more Turkish Delight, pistachios, figs, other funny looking dried fruits, and finally more Turkish Delight.
As we escaped from the place I now call "mouth-heaven" we entered the true Grand Bazaar. Since I'd been there before, I knew my way around a fair amount--or at least back to the shop I was searching for. The first time I came to the Grand Bazaar, I stumbled upon an old brass and copper dealer. He didn't speak ...
... As we were leaving his shop a guy came over from across the street and shoved a handful of plants into my hand and told me to eat it. We figured out later that they were hazelnuts from Anatolia, which is where both of the men were from. We're back up in the hotel now going to bed. We're doing a half day walking tour tomorrow morning then wherever the wind takes us. Very tired but Istanbul had an excellent first showing. Day three. July 12. Very long day today. Almost ...