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... of them, all in different colors and combinations, and they looked beautiful. I randomly go into one shop, and the people were so nice and offer me to taste. It was actually not bad so I bought some as souvenirs.
After that, I went down to a shopping street, but most of the shops are still not yet opened. So I walked pass it and get to my next spot: Galata Tower. As I get closer to the tower, I started to see souvenir shops. I quite going into these shops, cos I ...
... was and volunteered to drop us somewhere where we could walk the rest. Finally with the taxi driver jumping out half way and running in to ask someone, and then changing drivers almost in the middle of peak hour traffic, we were dropped at a corner and told that was it. We had to walk along and eventually found the hotel.
The evening consisted pf us being picked up at about 7:30-7:45 and then driven to a place that had dinner and a show. ...
... 8211; it’s quite similar and just as lively.
The half-day walking tour ended when we entered the Grand Bazar. I was happy to be tagging along with some new found acquaintances and looked forward to sharing lunch with everyone. Just behind the Hagia Sophia Hotel we were welcomed in to a fancy looking restaurant. I was hoping for some good food here as I had hardly experienced any Turkish cuisine since I arrived. After refreshing myself in the bathroom, I ordered a lemonade ...
The Best Laid Plans Change: Greek Orthodoxy in Turkey
I had a quiet night planned in Thessaloniki prior to my morning flight to Istanbul, having a quiet dinner, doing some writing, and confirming future arrangements for the later stages of my journeys. But God, or at least the weather in Istanbul, had other ideas.
When I tried to check in for my flight for the next morning I was told to call Turkish Airlines. Wading through the language barrier, ...
Left the hotel this morning with all the senior staff there to wave us well - a pitcher of water was thrown over the bus to help us on our way - not sure of the symbolism but rather quaint. The staff could not have been more welcoming and attentive - warm and maturely friendly people. First stop en route - about 1/12 hours into the trip. Big ...