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... br> and suitcases, carryon luggage and little idea where we were going, trying to
middle our way through gay pride activists and riot police to the bus stop. At
one point we hit a dead end at a police barricade so close to the square, which
finally opened up so to let the Water Cannon truck through. At that moment
everybody started coughing….we caught the back end of some tear gas. We gapped
it through the crowd and finally made it through the crowd to ...
... understand, the unorganized traffic - and all doubt was gone. This was what I have always wanted to do. The taxi ride began, and after silently trying to take everything in for the first ten minutes, small talk with the driver started. He started explaining, in more Turkish than English, the places we were passing by. Then he asked if I was from Pakistan, and I said that I was Indian. He said, "Ah, India. Good Country". I ...
... buying a $1 dollar loaf of bread and stuffing your face for breakfast will fill you up for pretty much the entire day. Then you just need the odd kebab now and then to keep you going. This is another reason I don't mind staying an extra day here. Them kebabs is good eating.
PS - I found out today that the street I'm staying on is a notorious red light district for transsexual brothels. I think I'm going to have to have a wander about tonight out of sheer ...
... evening in Istanbul four of us went to smoke more Shisha and have an indepth conversation about life over the apple mint fumes. We ate at what had turned into my favorite restaurant where you chose from a cabinet of dishes to pile on your plate for some ridiculous sum like $4.5. Novan and Cat who I had joined to visit the palace that morning, and gone on a culinary adventure with eating the most scrumptious Turkish pide (boat pizza) and my highlight of the cuisine so far - ...
... way... We made it to just outside Istanbul before nightfall so set up camp in a VERY basic site - we are the only ones here... There is no lights in the toilet block and the showers are outside in the open... But we are connected to electricity again, the fan is on, we are all super refreshed from our cold outside shower (one person showed starkers!) and so hitting the hay early. Campsite Very average, but it's the cheapest so far and we have the fan back! Frappe count so far - ...