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... pub type place just around the corner that we should stop at for a drink before dinner, and it ended up being an interesting attempt at an English Pub! Of all places to go we ended up at the place that might as well have had a bright neon TOURISTS DRINK HERE sign at the top. So we all had a good laugh at that and after a pint (we at least ordered local beer) we headed off in search of our next suggested destination, hoping dinner would turn out better.
... the kids to take up Ali's offer of another (free) marble painting experience. And they had a ball! Each completed another couple if artworks, and we drank tea in the workshop waiting for them to dry.
When we finally dragged ourselves away, it was after 3pm and we quickly headed for the Grand Bazaar. There were less people around today after the holiday but it was still pretty crowded on the ...
Despite not being used to the time difference between Australia and turkey I managed to sleep quite reasonably my first night at the hotel, by now it was Friday the 3rd of October and I had an 8 hour tour booked named "Istanbul in one day" it was all about seeing the main historical and cultural buildings of the amazing city such as the Topaki ...
... rooms, making them easy to visit. The rooms are: Caftans; treasures (gold pots, sabers, etc); jewels (including the biggest diamond used in the movie Topkapi – 54 carats surrounded by 49 brilliant cut diamonds and a jewelled dagger with 3 giant emeralds in the hilt, also a small jar entirely carved out of an emerald; and the relics including the turban of Abraham (5,000 years old?), the arm casing of St. John, and the key and gutter of the Kabaa in ...
... not. Could never get the Wifi to work. Oh well. The service on the flight was first class and the food as good as any restaurant. I especially enjoyed the Turkish coffee. I got about 6 hours sleep and am ready to go. The flight into Istanbul crossed over the point where Europe and Asia almost touch. It was cool. We were a little worried about navigating the Istanbul airport so Mom asked another passenger that she had overheard worked for Exxon Mobile and he ...