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Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... br> 2) bought 12 months supply of bp & cholesterol meds (about 30% more expensive than in Thailand and also without need for a prescription),
3) enjoyed another super lunch at Balkan Lokanti, and
4) popped into Topkapi Palace for a quick look-see.
Construction began in 1459 and, at its peak, the palace was home to as many as 4,000 people.
... Some of the blurb recommends not to drive in Istanbul if you can help it, now well understood. Generally the other drivers give us enough room.
We spent the rest of the day with good friends Judy and Roger Quick. Judy is the navigator and Roger is the fount of all knowledge, well, a lot more than easily gleaned than from guide books. The Grand Bazaar, Valens Aqueduct and the Suleymaniye Mosque were the targets today.
We also scored some ...
... and said change vehicle now and we all got out confused and squished into a full van. We took off like the speed of light, wizzing around corners like no tomorrow. We stopped to pick up 2 more people, the man sitting next to me starting going troppo as his flight leaves at 1pm and it was after 11 and he had been in the van for ages already but our driver didn't speak English ...
... man in the park stood quietly motionless. Trace and I looked around us utterly confused, but not wanting to disturb the stagnant atmosphere we joined in. It dawned on us it was Remembrance Day; this is probably not the reason for this united act of respect here and now, but we chose for it to be. We were in Turkey, in a city full of life, where the most Australian men died in War efforts. I felt more energy in this stationary moment than when I was trying to cross the ...
... we come back to hotel and checked in before both of us going to the la-la land! This morning, Aby's conference started; first day for her. So i decided to have a walk around hotel. There was a quite nice view behind the hotel. My room is facing the sea. When I come back to our room, I called the receptionist asking for the power adapter. One nice guy, the bell boy named Atakan. He sent me the ...
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