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As I regain the feeling in my fingers, I shall recount my time in Istanbul with the most positive spin on it I can conjure up.
When I arrived the shuffling around as a tourist began. First the shuffle off the tarmac shuttle, then through the passport control line, twice. Then it was wait in line for the bus, the taxi. Although the only view I got of the beautiful Bosphorus bridge (connecting Asia and Europe) lit up was from the taxi I shared with three random ...
So we arrive in Istanbul on the first day of the 4 day long Religious ceremony "Festival of the Sacrifice". This is like our Easter and all of Turkey are on holiday...mostly in Istanbul! Apart from the shopping paradise of the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market most attractions are open (boys think this is a great bonus). We have a cute hotel in the old city just down from the Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque...very convenient for all attractions ...
... Hattaby arrived we got down to business. We discussed dates and stuffing details, copied the documents required by customs, but didn't confirm the actual date of sailing as we need to make sure that we have our visas first. It would be terrible if we sent Dream Catcher to India and we weren't allowed in!
Once the business was completed I shared the flapjack which I had made the day before, I said they must share it around the office, the biggest ...
Early start, lıttle sleep for me (Fınn)! Clear skıes agaın and a pleasant smell of a mınty shrub hung ın the aır around our camp. I bundeled all my campıng and unneeded stuff ın to a bın bag ready for dısposal as we had camped our last nıght. We headed off and the fırst bın I saw I unceremonıously flınged the jettısoned stuff away, ıt felt good.
The road changed from a 1 lane ın to a ...
... bite before eating lunch at the restaurant in which I was actually a patron. The kebap they served, however, was actually amazing. The servers first whipped out plates of yogurt, salad, "crushing pain" (Turkish salsa), and sauteed peppers and onions. Next came the heaps of soft bread and skewers of lamb. At that point, you count your blessings and dig-in fajita style, trying to cram as many toppings you can into each bite. It was easily the best traditional kebap ...