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We arrived in Istanbul at around 3 in the afternoon and were met at the airport by our tour guide, Cem (pronounced "Gem"). The airport is a short drive from the old part of Istanbul, south west along there Sea of Marmara. Our hotel is in the middle of the old district, very close to the Blue Mosque, Underground Cistern, and various other famous " …
... for pants, or shoes, or children's clothing, all just clumped together competing against one another. I'm not really sure if its a council thing, or they just haven't figured out they should spread out a bit to not have to compete so much. anyway later that afternoon i went to pick up the iPad... the guy who couldn't speak a word of english, not that i expect him too just that it mad the next day or so very challenging. anyway he broke it more. before it worked with ...
... 304;stiklal Street, the waterfront, whatever. On several occasions, complete strangers walked up to me and struck up a genuine conversation. One happened to be a doctor who saw my bandaged finger, asked what was wrong, and gave advice. Shopkeepers were friendly, I was never hounded (though one shopkeeper, thinking I was Japanese, actually said "Irrashaimase!" - that amazed me), and I had more than my share of lokum samples (Turkish delight).
... makes perfect sense. But it’s still funny.
So not just a varied array of colours but of skills. From Ferhat, who assures me he does still jog (though I don’t think once every 3 months is really what regular exercise means), to professional players who run extra laps around the field in between goals. Heads down and very focussed. We’re talking sheep stations here. And along with that is the ...
... statute of liberty can fit inside without touching the ceiling. When Constantinople was conquered by the Turks, the church was converted to a mosque and served as a model for other mosques - like the blue mosque. The cistern was also really cool. Originally it was built by as water storage for the palace. Check out the pictures. Now off to he airport to head to Cappadocia. We find a taxi and we are off. ...
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