Golden Hill Istanbul
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... potential business ( he wanted somewhere for his business clients to stay). I soon realised that it didn't matter that I wasn't seeing this and that cause the real Istanbul lies in the streets and in the hostel. It's a real life soap opera. There's this man that arrives everyday with a whole load of random stuff on the back of a bike, flip flops, fruit, pegs, water guns, loads of stuff I remember looking at him and thinking thee is no way I need ...
... sarcophagy and the Ancient Orient Museum, containing fantastic artifacts from the Ancient Egyptians, Hittites, Sumerians and other pre-Islamic cultures. Special mention to a clay tablet with the oldest love poem ever written carved into it. This is Sumerian and dates from between 2037 - 2029 BC.
... we revisited it. The tile work is very beautiful, in many shades of blue. Wandering back to the ship we walked through the outer garden of the Topkapi palace. Filled with garden beds of flowering plants we joined locals in strolling through the gardens, enjoying the coolness under the large trees. We had had a long day and were pretty tired when we got back to the ship so we decided to g for pizzas instead of the more formal dining room. John and Helen joined ...
... up for us. He is a little concerned when we tell him the area we are staying in and check with us that there is security here, we have seen the security team several times driving around on a golf buggy! If we didn't feel safe we wouldn't stay here. Thanks Murat for looking after us. The 'Old Druid' appreciates it too. There are 2 caravans parked in the car park, yesterday they were empty, today ...
... comfortable tour bus, that we'll use tomorrow when we leave for Ankara.
Our first stop and actually where the walking tour started was the ancient Roman hippodrome where chariot races were held, almost nothing remains of this race track, there are a few monuments, obelisks, brought from Egypt at different times during the Byzantine and Ottoman periods, but not much more; however, Hagia Sophia, the Blue ...