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... If you are still hungry that will serve at anytime lemon cake or a cheese sandwich, not to be mistaken for grill cheese.
For entertainment there are your movies, TV and music built into the back of every seat so I caught up on 3 movies and some Taylor Swift (yes Kaeleigh you would be proud) since the rock/pop portion was older than the seat fabric on the plane. Neither Heather or I got much sleep as planned about 3 hrs of head bobbing ...
... Hippodrome and around some of the side streets while we waited. The Hippodrome was the site of chariot races in ancient times. Now it is a lovely place to walk and sit. There were stray dogs and cats everywhere lazing in the sun like all over Istanbul and we presume Turkey.
We enjoyed the sun too. We have had beautiful weather - a little cool in the morning and later in the day but apart from inside these huge stone buildings we barely need our ...
... heading out for the day, we fortunately checked online and learned that Turkey had opted to postpone its observation of Daylight Saving Time by one day due to the local elections. Very confusing. Even more confusing, when we arrived at our first itinerary stop of the day, Topkapi Palace, everything remained closed at 9 a.m., although the posted hours clearly stated it opened at 9 a.m. Hundreds of tourists queued in line waiting for the ticket office to open, or ...
Woke after a very good night sleep. Breakfast is eaten on the top floor over looking the ocean. You can have a traditional Turkish breakfast or choose from a range of breakfast items. Spent the morning catching up with family by Skype. Great to hear all is good there. I then organised the washing from the last two weeks, so over hand washing the hotel can do it for me this time. I ventured out for the afternoon, just a stroll to see ...
... in arranging our first class transport, we headed right off to the lounge. Oh, good golly. So very relaxing and pleasant...though Mary did mention that it looked like it had been decorated by Elvis. OOOKKKK - maybe she' a little tired.
We enjoyed an excellent cup of coffee, I had some yummy lentil soup and we both finished with strawberry sorbet in which you could see big chunks of strawberries. All too soon it was ...
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