Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus
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... surrounding areas of my hotel this afternoon and end with nothing fancy but dinner at the hotel. I was told by the front office manager that I should make a trip down to the Lobby bar to try Turkish Raki, Maybe ill wonder down there after dinner. Ill hit the hay early to be ready for my first day of exploring Turkey! ...
ferries zoomed around the harbour. The market was jam packed so we
didn't spend too much time there, just a quick look at their
offerings. We then walked back to the ship nursing very sore feet,
but it was well worth the effort to see this area. There is a
terrific Port Lecturer on board who gives a lot of good information
for independent travellers and we've spoken to her a few times to get
... with the sights and sounds of East Istanbul we experienced the previous evening.
The next day our organized tour included three of the major historical sites in Istanbul. The first was the Blue Mosque. I was not sure what to expect as I had been hearing about the Blue Mosque from LInda for that last 30 years. An expectation had been created but I was not sure what to expect....what ever it was, it was certainly supposed to be "blue". After a 45 minute line we ...
We woke as we were pulling into the berth at Istanbul, right at 8am sharp. Although we were cleared almost immediately, I had not arranged to meet our guide until 9am (just in case of problems), so we breakfasted and did email before we left the ship. I had a bit of problem getting out because my card had demagnetized and it no longer matched the records that had been sent to Turkey. But we worked through it, and it was fine. We met Hanifi at the gate – he was a great guide ...
... The next day we went back to my school because they were having some kind of field day. We played volleyball and basketball. (Zach and Jared were much better at basketball) My students asked me if all Americans were that good at basketball. I said YES..but they knew better because they've seen me play. Ha. It was so strange to see Zach in my town, but it was a really nice visit. The heat killed him, but he should be getting used to that by now. :)