Travel Blogs from Istanbul
After an absolutely amazing sleep we were once again woken up bright and early! Today was our last day together as a group and we had a jam packed day of sightseeing around Istanbul ahead of us. We were out of the hotel by 8am and everyone still looked half asleep! Our first stop was a cruise on the Bosphorus river which was freezing!! The temperature had massively dropped but we were all still dressed for summer! Luckily there was ...
... out into the city again! Next is was time for shopping at the famous Grand Bazaar! We went into a local restaurant per recommendation from Oscar. We tried various traditional foods from Turkey and I discovered 1. that moussaka is eggplant and 2. that I like eggplant. A lot actually. We all did!! Next we headed into the Bazaar at Gate 7 for some serious shopping! There were shops and shops filled with anything you could possibly imagine! We had to travel in groups ...
... pastrami, and, a pear. Quite a site, different but very inviting. The black Turkish coffee was absolutely delicious, even though I don't normally do black coffee. Anything that nice cant be good for you. Some food in the belly and a quick review of the Wikipedia notes on Gallipoli I snapshot last night onto the iPad ( I didn't want to go into this tour unprepared) and away we were. We jumped onto a very comfortable 16 seater. I was expecting more of a Tanzanian ...
... how much it impacted my daily life. I've spent quite a bit on bottled water already & obviously it's only going to increase. I definitely took for granted getting free water at meals back at home. Thankfully it's cheaper than cola, but the fact that I pay for it at every meal definitely makes me more aware of how lucky I've been.
I've also been lucky when it comes to registering for classes. I never considered that being an actual ...
... with the Omani siblings ranged from a number of different topics as we drifted along on our cruise. We talked about everything from soccer, to studying abroad, how to get internships, Abdul's dream to one day work in America, Haula's aspiration to be a detective, and finally Islam itself. I wanted to learn what these Middle Eastern Muslims think of Americans, and what they suspect our perspectives of them are. Abdul answered very calmly. He said, ...
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