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Today we awoke on the airplane and ate some sort of delicious foreign breakfast. Then we packed up our things, talked a bit and watched a little TV before we landed. Once we had landed at about 11:30 in Istanbul, Turkey we had to wait in line to have our passports looked at. When we finally got to the counter the lady looked at all of our passports and stamped them. This was super exciting for me because it was my first ever stamp in ...
... traditional Kebab which they light on fire in a clay pot and was an interesting meal absolutely delicious.
May not have been the experience we thought it would be but Turkey was an incredible three days and I felt like we actually got to see more than our Tour as we travelled around most of Turkey and venturing to the small town of Cannakale to see the Troy Horse replica. The perfect weekend.
... by a delicious meal of roasted veges and tabouli salad (will try out the deserts tomorrow- there are window shops full of treats!). I was so busy looking around that I managed to walk into a wall stand much to everyone else's entertainment... Such a ...
... the fourth highest leadership position within the palace.
The rooms within the harem were impressive, although it was disappointing that they had not been better preserved because much of the detail in the tiles and art was difficult to distinguish. We also visited on a very overcast and gloomy day so some of the splendor was lost because the rooms relied purely on natural light, making it hard to see a lot of the rooms themselves while we passed through them.
... and seeing our balloon reach the final stages of being filled as it towered above us. Shortly after we had lift off! Spent a hour hovering over the strange formations and valley below as the sun rose. So quiet and eerie being so far off the ground with just the hot air above keeping you up. What was surprisingly awesome to watch was all the other balloons around, apparently there is around 100 that go up every morning - and that has been regulated as ...