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... to Mitilini and stopped on the way to get the bike washed. Hadn't been done since we left the UK and it looked like a new one when finished.
We have arranged a service for the bike through Onur (new friend) in Istanbul for next week and we also need a couple of spokes. Anyway, into Mitilini and spent another very relaxing afternoon in a restaurant with lunch and ice creams, while waiting for our ferry.
Having made the port we started the merry go round that ...
... advancement get you). We even got Weston interested when we learned church people were buried in the walls (though a bit less interested when we clarified that they had already died when they were buried there). We went to see the underground Cistern, but if felt a bit more like a tourist trap (not an official museum, cash only, etc.) So we opted for the Architecture museum instead. This helped fill in a few blanks on the history of the area for us, ...
We awake to a very cool and cloudy day in Istanbul. This is our second time here do we have nothing booked. Marg and Sharyn are off on a city tour and Judy and John are doing a cruise of the Dardanelles. We set off walking and help another Brisbane couple get their bearings. We decide to walk the whole city again but without having to visit the sights again.v thank goodness because the queues at the Blue Mosque etc are horrendous! Istanbul is in the Bosphorus Strait. It is divided ...
... grab a fresh fillet each time there was an order. He packed it into a bread roll with a bit of lettuce and onion, and there was lemon and salt on the tiny little tables to season as you liked, all for 6 lira (about $3) each!
Every day we would have to make the obligatory stop at least once (often twice!) for sweets! As I said earlier, a piece of baklava or Turkish delight in Turkey is akin to a daily gelato in Italy or a baguette in France, right?! I’m not sure which is ...
... Istanbul and had great views of the city from our balcony. In the evening Amy, Duane, Hans, Jo, Alex, and I went on a tour of Istanbul. The traffic was terrible! First we went to the Basilica Cisterns, the ancient underground water system. It was amazing but packed with tourists. Next was the Spice Market - again it was packed with tourists but smelled amazing and we bought some Turkish delight and nougat. While we ...