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... was moored. We were queued up through Customs etc. to get on to our ship the Louis Line Crystal. This is not one of the biggest Cruise Ships as it only has 1000 passengers and 300 crew and is only half the size of 2 or 3 other ginormous ships that were also docked in the Bosphorous . It looked plenty big enough to us though when we entered to find our cabin on the 7th deck. So it was a nice surprise to see we had a bigger cabin than ...
... a standard meals theory for many years, indicating we eat mainly grain, cereal products, a loaf of bread and pasta, even though constraining fats and health proteins. The dairy board also has drummed into us the necessity of daily ingestion of milk and cheese. We have been told repeatedly cereals and dairy products are a fantastic source of diet and without these food groups our diet regime is going to be lacking in fibre, calcium mineral and other necessary nutrient ...
... filo pastry buffalo clotted cream and pistachios. It was a very delicate flavour, and not too sweet...we also enjoyed some fresh homemade lemonade to wash it down :-)
last stop is apparently the best ice cream in the world! You need a knife and fork to cut it :-) it was delicious. It's made from goats milk and to give it the solid texture they use the root of orchids ! Our fav flavour was of course chocolate :-)
that at ended our food tour....was totally worth it!! ...
... nothing ever came of it…
If you believe that, send me your bank account details and passwords and ill give you a million pounds!!!
The second part of the bus tour took us along the European side of the Bosphorus and over the bridge into Asia. Along the way we saw the Dolmebahce Palace - built for the Sultans cos why have one enormous palace when you can have two? It also has a nicer water frontage and looks way more ...
... that Allah and Jehovah have to be the same being (by definition) anyway, so what's in a name? But usually I feel compelled to agree that "there never has been, nor ever will be, a more terrible event".
The Blue Mosque was smaller, more cluttered by its hanging lights, mustier and much less friendly than I remember. We were herded through by people with (presumably) a great love of Islam but very little instinct for evangelism :-) This time, ...
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