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... I was still confused about what industry should I enter, what type of job should I do. I honestly don't know.
But then my thought was why do I have to figure this out now, why don't I just go on a "grad trip", have fun and enjoy life. I believe I'd know when I get back. So at that time, when I was still in that small company, I spend most of the time planning and researching on my trip.
It was actually quite fun planning the itinerary, studying ...
... pitch for a carpet and then into the Grand Bazar where we had about an hour to look around. You could not really do too much in that time as there are about 4000 shops in the covered area and more than that outside the covered area. Every second person was selling a carpet or jewellery or had a cousin who had a shop. They would probably sell you a kidney of you asked for it.
We then headed off for a cruise along the Bosphorus Strait while ...
... continued our walk and I fell to the back of the pack so I could smoke. Abdullah approached me just to ask me if I would be interested in meeting my next tour guide at the restaurant everyone on the full day walking tour would be stopping at for lunch. I agreed to it and also told him I would have lunch there and pay him when we arrived. We walked for quite some time through some inner streets, past a host of little shops selling all kinds of things. There were some delightful little ...
... had a steamy room done completely in marble with taps running constantly with warm water around the outside. The experience involves a strong Turkish woman soaping you up and scrubbing you within an inch of your life. You can see North Americans coming from a mile away, they are the only ones with a shred of clothing on.
After the hammam we found our way to the upstairs carpet shop of a jewellery store. We met Mike and his son Temo (both ...
... saw this guy looking at our bike,and I went out to talk to him,I explained our situation to him and he came and sat down with us,phoned the freight company and got a guy to come to the cafe and meet us,we then all 3 of us proceeded to the depot,which we would never have found in a month of Sundays. Eventually leaving the bike and all our gear to this guy we made our way back by Metro to our ...