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... to get to a few of the things we haven't been to. Better go shower. ... It's 8.38pm and we just stepped in after a big day out. We walked up to Taksim Square to catch the hop-on-off bus. When we got there we learnt they were charging 31€ for a ticket which is outrageous. We have seen most of the sites and only really wanted to enjoy a day being driven about and to get out to some of the further away sites. We decided to give that a miss. Of the sites I haven't seen there was ...
... the same as we have in Melbourne, but no bank - only ATM's. I wandered around for a while and then after a few shops, found someone who spoke a little bit of English. Finally she understood what I wanted and she opened the register and I got a mixture of 5c and 10c lira coins - enough for the whole class for about 5 TL ! ($2.50 Aus.) Best value present and the lady was so nice to do that for me. I found a $2 lira shop that had super glue, so I ...
... and so contains multiple elaborate tile mosaics of emperors bowing to Jesus. It's decorated floor to ceiling with patterns, mosaics, and Arabic characters from the time it spent as a mosque, so that you're surrounded by 360 degrees of awesome. It's got a second floor that overlooks the main level like a balcony so you can get the bird's eye view. Truly worth seeing. The hamam was equally interesting on quite a ...
... to the Pudding House, the restaurant where we had a Turkish lunch. The restaurant was so named for the awful chocolate pudding that it once served. There was no pudding for us this day, only delicious dishes of Turkish food, served cafeteria style from a huge display.
The afternoon was devoted to exploring the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market. Mehmet referred to the Grand Bazaar as the original shopping mall. We also learned from him that they ...
... us, offering to take us to our hotel for €25. I know how far it is and it's a lot less than that. He asks how much we want to pay but I won't hire him. I find someone for €8 and he gets us to the hotel in about 10 minutes.
It's 9am. Since we're so early, I ask the hotel manager if we could leave our luggage. He was so nice. Our room was ready and we could go up early. Great. We went up and showered to get the train stench off of us. Now ...