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Back at the hotel later that night we checked out the hotel roof and had a few more beers and relaxed.
The boys are pretty excited for everything else to come - and Italy is just around the corner which we are all pumped for.
7am rise to the hotel ringing our room. "Your chauffeur is ready" umm.. What? We were told 7:30! I rushed ...
... to stop doing that, and act like I want to save some money. But it was so tempting. The location was on the bridge, and you could see the ships sailing all around you. As I asked for the table, I got the first taste of single traveler's problems. I was told that the tables right by the water could not be given to single people. Good business decision, but it sucked for me. It took all my will power not to walk out of there. I asked for the second layer of ...
... burst of bloggishness. There are, after all, many varieties of "catch-up."
Now where was I?
Ah, yes: Sunday! Sunday was our first experience of really interacting with the Turks.
In the West (i.e., at home), April 5 was Easter Sunday, and apparently many Istanbullions considered it a holiday in their city, as well. (Easter for the Eastern Orthodox Churches occurs on April 12, so we will miss it altogether.) The crowds ...
... well as vendors grilling golden fish and making fish sandwiches. I wish I liked fish. They looked good!
Our goal was to get to Eminonu Sq. Where all the buses and Metros converge. Our landlord, gave us a bus card which we charged with 20TL at a small convenience shop. Now we need to find our way home on the bus. First,we must find the bus station! Fortunately, an eager and friendly, young Turkish man, with out of town friends in tow, ...
... to feed them. I go around the back of our apartment to where they live, on a big velvet couch behind a falling down wall on an empty section. I go down there every day to feed them, and Milly and I carry a couple of little containers in my handbag of cat biscuits so I can feed the cats that I see. When we were having dinner at the fish markets (that was where mum got robbed by the cat!) there were loads of cats ...