The Golden Horn Hotel
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Our group meeting was scheduled for 6.00pm this evening so we had practically a day to ourselves to do a bit of exploring around Istanbul. Our hotel is in the old part of town - Sultanhemet - and so we are very close to some "must see" places.
First we visited the Hagia Sophia, a Byzantine era basilica of massive proportions. It was built …
Today is officially the last day of our Intrepid trip. There are no activities planned except getting us back to Istanbul. Our journey started at 8.30am and I am writing this final entry on the bus as we travel through the Turkish countryside. The bus is serviced and we get snacks and drinks from time to time and this helps break the boredom.
Most of today was spent travelling to Turkey. Our transfer picked us up from our Marrakech Hotel at 7.15am and at 10.15am we took a short 40 minute flight (on a 737) to Casablanca. From there, at 12.15pm (again on a 737) we flew direct to Istanbul, a flight of about 4 1/2 hours.
Because of time differences it was after 6.00pm when we …
... there, it will be well worth it! When that was all booked and sorted we went for a walk and wandered through some residential streets near our area and came out by the sea. We walked along the waterfront for a while, by the rocks, past the guy in his tightie whities washing his clothes in the ocean, and past the cute cats and kittens feasting on a pile of raw meats someone had given them and kept walking until we came to Park Gulhane. We started walking through the park ...
... a decent photo of those. I might go back through my pictures tomorrow and see if I can find a halfway decent one to pop in.
After Hagia Sophia, we traveled to the Grand Bazaar. This is a VERY famous shopping mall that was set up in 1453...so 30 some years before Christopher Columbus set sail and discovered America.
There are 21 gates (entrances) to the Grand Bazaar, 12 inns and 66 streets. Over 30,000 people work in the ...