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... such a special day to me. I felt so spiritually, emotionally and mentally filled.
Ryan is such a great guy to put so much effort into getting us there. He knows how important it is to me and how much joy I get from it and his effort means so much to me. I love hob-knobbing with other fellow Saints when we travel!
It was a quiet evening of breaking our fast together, eating a simple dinner and watching 17 Miracles together. I love Ryan so much.
... I did not do, and today I was sitting in a rather fancy (and very much couples type) place by myself. So, I came back to the hostel and I found it totally empty. The reception guy said that there was a gypsy festival a few streets down, and everyone had gone there. I thought about it, and then decide to just take the night off. I went to roof to write the blog, and met a older Japanese woman, named Tomobi (spelled incorrectly, I am sure). She used to love to travel, fell ...
6.10am and the call to prayer rang out loudly over the city ! The effect akin to having a bucket of cold water thrown over one's head while still in bed! Certainly rousing! Fortunately once the call ended I went straight back to sleep with no bad dreams or at least none that I could remember! The Blue Mosque was on our agenda for this morning but by the time we got going there were far too many tourists there so decided to head for the Hagia Sophia. ...
... turrets, so could have been Turkish or even Russian. It makes you wonder when on ships, how many submarines pass by under the water and we are never aware of them.
The first day in Turkey was a magnificent fine 25C. It felt quite hot quite hot due to the higher humidity, however a great day all the same. After watching our ship (the Nieuw Amsterdam's) entry into the Port of Istanbul, Claire and I had to get ready and go to the ship marshalling point ...
... gardens were packed with couples and families. I took a stroll through and ended up at the water’s edge. It really was lovely down there and the views across the bay really bring home the outstanding beauty of this city.
Whilst there, I grabbed a mackerel sandwich (a local delicacy) before braving the cities’ packed shopping streets on the way back. The evening consisted of the World cup and ...