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Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... a good bargain. And who'd love a blonde wife. I get so much attention simply because of my hair. It's quite amusing, actually since it's really just dead cells. Anyway, it was a wonderful experience and I plan on visiting another bazaar tomorrow!
To wrap things up, I visited the Topkapi Palace and then booked myself a Turkish bath! Yes, I decided to go all out and received a Turkish bath. Traditional to Turkey, nothing ...
... selling Simit, Roast Chestnuts, Sweetcorn, Mussels (stuffed with rice) and Balik Ekmek (fish sandwich). As we crossed the Galata Bridge, the fishermen were still out in force.
We made our way up the steep cobbled hills to the Galata tower and enjoyed a series of views back across the city as we wandered through the Galata district. We really got a sense of just how vast Istanbul is as we looked back across the city. We also got a sense of just ...
... of chandelier type lights and plenty of people praying. It was set at the top of a hill so had great views of old Istanbul. Finally i popped into the spice market; a place where practically any kind of tea and spice are available. My favorites being the pomegranate and lemon teas. I then set off in search of a kebab, found one, thoroughly enjoyed it and then went back to visit all the old sites by night. I was not disappointed, they were just as ...
Yep. I am officially half way through the trip. Almost. Pretty much! Today is also the day I start the journey home - it just takes me a few weeks! I have hit my most eastern point too. I am currently sat in Asia waiting to board my plane. Charly will arrive in Athens about 10 this evening and tonight we stay in a hotel near the port. A private room and ensuite?! Heaven. Well I hope so. I'll let you know! ...
Turkey- a country we arrived in with not much of a plan and no friends or tour guides to show us around this time. First step was to look over tips from Tez and Welita Del, second step was to try and complete everything on those lists.
We had a warm greeting by the staff at Bada Bing- our first taste of the kindness that Turkish people have and were blown away by the site as we walked around the corner to find ourselves standing at the end of the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services