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... beautiful being the Tomb Of Sultan Selim II. The sarcophagi themselv es are covered in a green baize. Some of the sarcophagi were tiny and were obviously those of young children. In the evening we had perhaps out nicest meal in a restaurant with views across the Bosphorus. We decided to try out some Turkish wine but although drinkable it wasn't that good and we quickly regretted it as it wasn't ...
... made us hungrier. Eventually we ordered dinner; I had a nice plate of kofte, salad and chips with a beer deejay kindly bought me. We sat after dinner for ages and ages, first discussing deejays strange financial situation (she had spent 600 euros during our sojourn in Istanbul had begun, almost entirely we figured out on tattoos) and then settled into a pattern of reading and chatting and watching videos. It was nice. We are now all in bed preparing for sleep. I love you, ...
... Samsun on the Black Sea coast, which will be a new city for us. Hooray for more airplanes :)
Quote/Sales pitch of the day:
John and I are walking back to the hotel from the Basilica Cistern.
Carpet salesman: "Hello, we have very nice carpets, please come in, they are very nice."
John: "No, thank you." We both keep walking.
Carpet salesman, calling after us: "Why not 'Yes, thank you?' Sir?"
One of the more entertaining pitches we've heard so far :)
... which is an underground water storage facility which was built by the Roman Emperor Justinian in 6th Century. I could imagine it would be really atmospheric if there weren't 100s of other people in there with you. Impressive feat of architecture and quite beautiful.
This evening we met the group we would spend the next 6 months with. For a quick run-down, we have 16 people. Stats as follows:
- 2 solo females
- 8 solo males
- 3 ...
... her to a Harman. I'd had one in Syria in 2005, and found it very relaxing. We had a brochure for a place, and it was a modern place with good prices. So once we found it, we realised that there were only men working there. Interesting... but they were more than happy to help us out. So Paige and looked at each other - and again, once we realised that we should have brought our bikini with us - we said what the hec. With an emergency escape plan in place (Paige would ...
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