BEST WESTERN Amber Hotel
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Last few days in Istanbul were fun, met this Turkish rug seller. For over an hour he gave Annie and I a crash course on rug making and and Turkish rug artistry. He merged his artistic passion with Turkish hospitality to become quite the salesman. I almost believe he sold a rug to Bill Clinton, as he happened to mention, and I definitely wished I had seven grand to blow on an ottoman style silk rug (the white one in the pics). I spent a lot of the time with Annie ...
... the view, you need to look at the pictures, they speak for themselves. Next we were off to the Hagia Sophia, which was nice but not great, I enjoyed looking at it, but it was so similar to the typical mosque that we went through look at everything and were back out really quickly, also because it was really busy. Next we decided to walk for about 10 minutes to get to the Grand Bazaar. It was a very beautiful place, the sights, the sounds, the smells, truly a place where you have ...
... of wolf breed origin. Despite my heart nearly exploding at this sight I tried to make myself big. I persisted with this tactic for maybe two seconds before screaming NOOOOOOOOOOOO and making a sprint for the top. Thank God I had worn my running shoes - not flip flops as normal - or things could have ended differently. I think it actually stopped chasing me quite quickly after I bravely set off sprinting but I did not turn round until safely outside the small open ...
Believe it or not, Istanbul is half way from Lincoln, NE to Cape Town, South Africa.
We spent 2 days wondering around Old Town, exploring the Blue Mosque, taking a boat ride under the bridge that connects Europe to Asia and kicking off our 10 1/2 month trip abroad.
Cindy was here in 1978 ...
... welcomed onto the ship in style and enjoyed a yummy lunch and wondering the decks to find our way around. We stumbled upon the salon and Chris had his hair cut, with a little style :) We enjoyed relaxing for the afternoon, getting settled onto the ship and trying to figure out how we were supposed to know where and when to go to dinner (lots of other people were confused ...