Grand Emin Hotel
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... but they finally collapsed into their airline bassinets, Eventually we slept, a little cramped but satisfied, almost overly so.
In the morning it was the same justifications, fresh bread, scrambled eggs with cheese, grilled vegetables, a small salad, fruit and coffee that would be well worth the discomfort of tight quarters. On the next leg, Istanbul to Mumbai, there will probably be ...
... as I'm back in Istanbul for the day on 31st October before flying out, I've earmarked the shops that I'm coming back to. I'm going to buy up big! I was so stuffed by this time that I wandered back to the hotel via the fish restaurants under the Galata Bridge and was greeted warmly by a restaurant owner by the name of "Charlie Brown". He took a bit of a shine to me, gave me a free Turkish Tea (my fourth for the day) and then offered to take me over to the nearby ...
... where are they. We rang again and spoke to someone who spoke excellent English, he confirmed the truck was on it's way from Istanbul, we then had a conference call with the truck driver. He confirmed he was about half an hour away.
The restaurant had closed and it was dark before he arrive, another hour and a quarter had passed, but we were pleased to see him. We had been in this car park for 8 hours!
It didn't take long to load Dream Catcher up on to ...
... The rush was to try and get in front of the expected huge crowds. The Palace as the seat of the Ottoman Sultans for 400 years. Its gardens and rooms provide us with an insight into the glitz and glitter of the sultans. And yes it was crowded. The Palace also has a fantastic view of the Golden Horn which is the bridge between the East (Asia) and the West (Europe). After a walk through the palace and learning about the history of the sultans we view the intricate designs and hierarchy ...
... parking at an awkward angle that slows everyone down half a mile back. Taxi drivers are forever harassing passers by asking if they want a lift, and pedestrians leap into oncoming traffic so they can get to Starbucks five seconds earlier. It’s madness. If someone ever produced an album of city soundscapes, Istanbul would be a chorus of horns, shouting and screaming from people getting run over. But this is what seemed to give Istanbul so much character in my mind. Not being ...