Bilek Hotel Istanbul
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... us. Constantinople was a major import for silk, and the man took us to the closest market he could find for us. We looked a merchant in the eye, gave him everything we had left, shook his hand, shook the man’s hand, and then stood in complete silence. Me and Yin were stunned by the closure. A year long journey was officially over. After a couple minutes of standing around awkwardly, Yin broke the silence. “It’s been a ...
... to keep watching it so I can hate it more. Strange but true. ... It's 1.45am in Istanbul which is nice, but it's 6.45am in KL which is where I am now. We touched down at 6.20am and our flight to Melbourne at 10.30am still isn't on the board so we don't know which gate to go to. We have found a lounge to sit at and bide our time. I didn't sleep on that flight and I'm not too fussed if I don't sleep until I get home as we arrive at 9.25pm Melbourne time. By the time we get ...
... but that was good because we could see so much
more close up. We had to remove our shoes and be appropriately
attired at the Blue Mosque but you get a bag to carry your shoes with
you because the better shoes were going walkies! The architecture of
these buildings is amazing and I admire the beautiful tiles and
mosaics covering the inside of them. They are not ostentatious, just
have a myriad of intricate patterns (a lot of blue) which you ...
... rapidly. Again, the scenery was truly spectacular not unlike Transylvania.
It seemed to take an age to get to the Bulgarian border, the border on the edge of the European Union. The border officials were extremely friendly especially on the Turkish side and this two hour crossing flew by.
As we started towards Istanbul, the landscape seemed similar to Bulgaria. Either arable land or gentle hills. ...
... me a carpet...or some jewellery. I don't think he was bothered what he sold me, as long as he could sell me something!
The main draw for going to Sultanahmet is to visit the Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque, but there is so much more to it than that, as I would discover as I was drawn into Gulhane Park for a very peaceful walk amongst the pristine flower beds and fountains. From the park, I made my up to Hagia Sofia only to discover that it ...