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The long line for tickets to the palace made us decide to go tomorrow and instead we spent quite a few hours in the neighbouring Archaeological Museums. Among amazing exhibits was the Kadesh Peace Treaty between a Hittite king and an Egyptian pharaoh written on small clay tablets back in 1269BC. The exhibits dated back to as ...
... is what they left behind.
Another display had clothing worn by some of the Sultans. Plus a display of relics from the 'prophets' including Moses' staff, David's sword, Mohammed's tunic and beard.
Some of the rooms were pretty awesome. The tiles and painting and workmanship of the inlaid wood etc was fantastic.
This opulent palace complex is the subject of more colourful stories than most of the world's royal residences put together. It was home to ...
... before getting off. He told me that Ayasofia was the absolute must of any visit to Istanbul, more so than Sultanāmet. He also told me that I should have taken the tram from Taksim and not the metro. Had I done so, I would have arrived at Sultanāmet in 15 minutes and at considerably less cost than the ridiculous route I’d attempted.
On this cheery note, I got off and was thrust into a sea of people in a landscape so foreign, I didn’t quite know where to look. ...
... of travel to get home but today's leg is fairly short - just over 2 hour flight to Istanbul. I had purchased this Altas Jet ticket for $60 on the internet and didn't know what to expect. I was guessing I might have to pay a huge fee for my luggage or there was something hidden in the low cost. I was wrong. The flight was wonderful. I didn't pay anything extra for the luggage and there was even a free breakfast of meat and cheese, tomato, cucumber, muffin, bread and butter. ...
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