The Central Palace Hotel
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Saturday May 4 Day 2 Arrive Istanbul
We land in Istanbul after 12 hours. It is now Saturday 4:30 pm. Back in SF it's Friday 6:30 AM. We all exit the plane's stairway since it appears there's no gate available. A crowded bus takes us the short way to the terminal where we enter our first queue. This one is to buy a visa. The next one is …
... we hope they will take cash, the guide book says you have to have an Istanbulkarts, this is like the London Oyster card and is pre-loaded before journeys. We don't have one, but we'll chance it. The bus driver just indicates for us to get on, damned foreigners! He must have thought!
20 minutes later we were in the city, first job is to go to the phone shop to sort out our Internet, on the way there we stopped for coffee at a lovely traditional Turkish ...
Monday Today was a slow start for us as we are both not feeling 100%25. Gaz has been a bit lethargic the last 2 days and of course all hit today :-(. We needed to walk to a Pharmacy to get some meds, our hotel said it was about 300ms down the street...umm yes that may have been right, but they didn't mention the fact we'd need to battle all the traffic and people on the way there! Haha it was completely nuts. The street was full of ...
... his country during World War I, and finally managed to argue his way into the United States at Ellis Island after he was initially turned away for failing the medical examination. My grandfather's history captured my imagination and respect from a very young age, and I knew I wanted to see where he came from someday. We landed at 5:30 a.m. on March 29 after flying from Livingstone to Johannesburg to Istanbul. We were very happy to learn that we could check into ...
... pay the man because he was frustratingly manipulative, forceful and insistent, but the Turkish man pulled out the “oh, but my babies! I have so many babies at home” line.
We climbed a section of the ancient Walls of Constantinople which run around the city. It gave us the right elevation for an excellent view, and the climb was very narrow, precarious and fun (actually, I don’t think Cameron and Graham thought it was the latter)! The boys ...