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... 2 hour Bosphorous Cruise. Enjoy this relaxing cruise along the shoreline while your guide explains to you the history of sights seen while onboard. We then continue on land to visit the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace and then also visit Camlica Hill. Overnight in Istanbul.
(Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch)
Breakfast and your transfer to Ataturk airport. Hopefully to see you an another tour in Turkey. (Included meals: Breakfast)
Je rentre à pied en passant par le quartier du bazar Egyptien, je traverse le marché aux plantes, aux oiseaux, poissons...Le temps de faire quelques emplettes, je fouine, je chine, je marchande, je discute... Les étales débordent, dégoulinent de produits chinois pour les grossistes ou les particuliers. Un vendeur me demande si c'est pareil chez nous ? ...
... through our walk spotted a lovely establishment that just called to us...or something like that. We tried Turkish pizza and then continued our journey to the Grand Bazaar.
As you can see from the Grand Bazaar pictures, the place is ridiculous. There are thousands of people and hundreds of stalls...now, we were pretty sure 90% of the stuff was made in China or stolen off the back of a bus, so we didn't buy anything, but it was still amazing ...
The chaotic, dusty hubbub of Istanbul's otogar greeted us like an old foe. Dumped at a dirty bus stand shortly after dawn, we tried to remain conscious as we patiently awaited another bus to the centre of the city. An hour or more later, we were thrust into the flocks of rush-hour bodies at the busy transport hub of Taksim Square. Back to Istanbul with a thud.
We had returned to pick up visas and make final preparations for our onward journey to Uzbekistan. We were on edge, ...
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The Topkapi Palace was constructed by Sultan Mehmet the Conquerer in 1478. For 380 years it served as the administrative centre and home for the sultans. Now it has been converted into a museum, that I navigated with the help of an audio guide rented at the gate. The Palace was massive and included an armoury, a treasury and a harem to name a small fraction. The harem alone has 300 rooms, 9 turkish baths, 2 mosques and a hospital! You can also ...