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... corner who we later learned were dealing in marijuana, and who knows what else. The local lads bashed on doors, fought and partied every night into the wee hours. Periodically there would be a series of explosions which sounded to me like gun fire. Zev assures me that they were not, but it was pretty unsettling all the same. I was reassured that although we had been informed that the police avoided this area, Muslim women seemed to feel safe enough to walk through ...
... exteriors that great architecture eventually evolves into as it's used and repaired by generation after generation...it's all edited depending what we want to take away from the experience. My edit never included Istanbul being filled with the scent of lemon and rice stuffed muscle street carts, nor having the 2nd highest transvestite population in the world...potentially an exaggeration but this is verbatim and kind of cool, or being described as a great place to be ...
... 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 ...
... with proof of our visa. The website kept rejecting all forms of payment! In the end, we were barley allowed to board the plane, without our luggage. Our luggage arrived 24 hours later. When we arrived in Istanbul, the customs officials did not even look at our "visas"!!! Unbelievable. They should just call it an AIRPORT tax and avoid travelers the scare that my friend and I experienced!! Go to evisa.com to process your "visa" ahead of ...
... Sweet sleep.......
Today we headed to see some of the main sites, first up the blue mosque. I haven't travelled
before in heavily muslim countries so to see a proper mosque for the first time was really interesting. This particular mosque is huge and has an amazing dome which is tiled with bright blue mosaic tiles which seem to be quite a feature of Istanbul. We also saw the basilica cistern, which was an underground water storage from the year 500 AD. ...