Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus
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... walked to Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar and ended up in the Spice Bazaar. We were going to buy a small Turkish flag we saw the day before but it was so easy to get lost in the bazaar. We finally found the shop after going out to the main road and back in again. If you really like something in the bazaar, it's better to buy it before you regret and can't find the shop ...
... around. The same spiel: IPad, shrugging shoulders and finally the ultimate question: phone number???!!!!! I must have looked blank, this time I shrugged my shoulders and smiled sheepishly. But the teenagers made my day while crawling into the window of the passenger seat, using their smartphones to find the phone number. My taxi driver called the school got another description on how to get to the school and after an hour taxi ride, ...
... aged 19
- oldest I would hate to comment upon, but I would safely say we have a couple of retirees.
- us and one of the other couples are one way to Aus
- 1 New Zealander
- 4 Australians
- 2 Canadians
- 1 Icelandic Canadian
- 7 English
- 1 Scottish
We all went out to dinner that evening and it seems like a good group, a mix of people and types, it will be interesting to see how we all get on, and how the group splits into ...
It's 5pm and the now-familiar "namaz" (prayer) is being played over the city's speaker system. We returned from a lengthy walk around Sultanahmet an hour ago, and after some napping, we are about to head out again. Kumkapı is our next adventure. ...
... had his usual plate of meat, yoghurt and tomato. After lunch we spent another few hours wondering around the Bazaar before it was time to leave. Our walk home was not a happy one. The snow had turned to ice on the road so every step was a potential fall. We had no idea how to get home so stood out in the freezing cold trying to figure it out. We jumped on a tram then retraced our steps back across the bridge (there were still men fishing), walked to the tunnel, ...