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... Asia where most of Turkey is located. It is seamlessly easy! We crossed the First Bosphorus Bridge and travelled to another continent - all in about three minutes!
It didn't take long for the rocking of the bus to send some of us off to sleep. It was lovely to enjoy the open countryside and we travelled for about 2 1/2 hours before arriving at our first destination, where we met our guide for the rest of the week. We had to ...
... for all the constantly wet basements.
By now we have amassed quite a lot of dirty clothes, launderettes don't seem to be available in Turkey. A quick Google pointed us to a laundry disguised on the outside as a gift shop, I struggled in with a big bag squeezing passed a lady having her pottery wrapped, it all seemed chaotic I'll report the results tomorrow.
The Grand Bazar was much more pleasant than I expected, with broad ...
... blaring out electoral speeches. The waiters told us they were watching one particular candidate whom they liked. I wished I knew more about the complex political situation in Turkey.
A walk up the same street lead up to the Grand Bazaar. I had heard stories about its maze-like network of covered streets and shops, but I was totally unprepared for the throng of people and the sheer volume of STUFF crammed into the area! Everything was shiny, colourful and various ...
http://www.chatham.edu/academics/global focus/archives/turkey_1011/_pdf/history _culture.pdf
http://www.wfmt.info/WFMT/Folk_Music_Pr oject/Entries/2013/1/18_Greece_files/Gr eek%20Folk%20Paper.pdf
... passengers waiting to see if they would get a seat. Some of them got quite irate with the booking desk clerks but I just calmly stated my case: if I missed this flight my whole trip to Peru would have to be aborted! After a nail-biting 40 minutes four of us were given boarding cards and we made the mad dash through security and on to the plane. It felt like the “Great Escape” without having to dig a tunnel!