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It's 10.57am. I slept in again this morning after a second night of not sleeping in a row. I fell asleep quickly just before 2am but was awake again at about 4am and didn't fall asleep again until some time after 6am. I know this as I heard the 6am call to prayer. Having a late start to the day is not a problem really as we have seen most of the sites I've planned to get to here. There are a few things I want to do but there are further out so I'm thinking of doing the hop-on-hop ...
... time. I'm being a bit of a Nanna at the moment really, but enjoying the quiet. I spent the afternoon doing a bit of washing, and then I asked the desk where a bank was as I wanted to get some 10c Turkish Lira coins for the kids in my class as a little gift. They told me to go to the main road and turn right, which I did and after a little walk, I came to STAR CITY ... the equivalent of an Airport West type shopping centre. Now there was every shop ...
... times a week. Both of mine are stimulating, so no worries about the length. Dinner usually consists of either cafeteria food or grabbing something at one of the restaurants between campus and my dorm.
Activities outside of school have been even better! Last Saturday, my group went to Ayasofya (Hagia Sofia in the US) and a hamas (Turkish bath). Ayasofya was absolutely incredible. It was built by the Byzantines as ...
... the throats of the new sultan's brothers were cut to make sure there was no further competition. As a result of the fierce competition between the members of the harem for their sons promotion, the power of the sultan was often controlled by the mother, who coached her son to the sultan position and then acted as the real power in the background.
After a morning exploring the various courtyards, rooms, and exhibitions of the palace, we took a ...
... s enough, thank you", she said. She left.
We're in Turkey! Now it's 3am and we're off again. This time we really we're fast asleep when the conductor banged on the door. "Off the train in 15 minutes!", he says. The last portion of the railroad tracks are under reconstruction and so the train stops 50 miles from Istanbul and we transfer to a bus. The bus takes us the last 1 1/2 hours to the train station in Istanbul.
At the station a taxi ...