BEST WESTERN Premier Regency Suites & Spa
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... the Topkapi Palace, Lois needed a bathroom break. See tomorrow's post, featuring how to expel unwanted fecal matter into an orifice in the ground.
The Palace headquartered the power of the Ottoman Empire, second only to the Roman Empire in world domination. For centuries sultans ruled the empire from the palace, murdering threatening brothers and sons, ...
... As often as not it's Turkish carpets, and invariably they're telling you that it's their family business and that their carpets are the only genuine high quality ones. It's interesting too to experience what happens when a shower of rain comes. Within moments there are literally hundreds of people trying to flog umbrellas to you, to the extent that they become quite a nuisance. We noticed and photographed one man distributing stock to some ...
... over to an uncle. We suppressed an urge to ask him whether he had caught a salmon at Campbell River. When we reiterated that we did not plan to buy a carpet, he pointed out that floors are cold in Canada. (Had he been to Campbell River after all, or was he going on hearsay?) We said that our landlord kept the place so warm that only modesty prevented us from walking around completely nude. We also said that our small apartment ...
Day 1: October 1, 2013
We took a night bus from Cappadocia to Istanbul, the one that was supposed to arrive at 7.00 but it actually arrived at 8.30, mainly because of the heavy traffic that was in the city and the delay in departure of around 30 minutes.
After arriving we realized that we had to take a metro and a "Metro Bus" this seems really easy but on one hand you have to pay double fare because these ones are not connected with each other and on the ...
... returning to Sultanahmet and popping into the Blue Mosque which has just re-opened following afternoon prayers. The security personnel go ballistic when two female tourists venture into the middle of the carpeted mosque for a photo. It's meant to be men only. Return to the sanctuary of the hotel for a much needed cold beer.
Venture out after dinner to Sultanahmet a a few photos. There's a real buzz and everyone is having fun. Plenty of people picnicking in the parks.