Boutique St Sophia Hotel
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... famous recently because Russell Crowe stopped there twice during filming of his new film (due out in 2015). They made sure to take a picture of us with a picture of Russell Crowe in the background.
We loved the Spice Bazaar. Rudi, our guide, took us to his favorite place for Turkish Delight. Check out the pictures for our selection.
The highlight of our day, however, was a cruise on the Bosphorus. The Bosphorus is a strait ...
... shorts for 92 lira (approx $45 Aussie!) was pretty stoked with those purchases :-).
We'd worked up an appetite so we headed back to the restaurant where we had crepes yesterday, and enjoyed a much needed cheese burger and fries!! (We just wanted some normal food for a change haha). By this time it was only 12pm so we thought we might as well start heading to the airport.
We caught a local bus to the Bus exchange, found out that the next ...
Day 1 Istanbul
After arriving the previous night and feeling overwhelmed with just how big istanbul was and the crowds of people Brenton organised a ferry ride to the Princes Islands. We went to the 4th island which was a 90 minutes ride. The only way to get around this island was by foot, bike or horse and kart. We opted for the horse and kart which took us around the whole island.
Our first major adventure other than in the airports was when our tour guide for the Turkey part of the trip, Oscar, our tour guide took us to near St Antonie's Catholic Church in Istanbul. We had some free time to check out the cafés, restaurants, shops, and everything in between. Don't worry I found a Starbucks the first day I was in Turkey. An interesting fact is they have maybe a quarter of the drinks that Starbucks offers in the US. When it ...
... many wealthy people live here. Eda and her family were fantastic hosts to me on the eastern side of the city.
Turkish Baths abuse
When Barlas, Koray and I were walking around Besiktas I saw a sign for Turkish baths. I had never been to Turkish baths before so I was intrigued. Barlas and Koray didn't want to join me but I went ahead not knowing what to expect nevertheless. I had to strip off in a little room which really confused me. It had windows so ...