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... fi (pronounced wee-fee) and sent an email which exonerated us from showing up at the appointed time.
We headed to the Galata Tower to have a drink and drink in the view. Once again we were slightly ripped off by the taxi driver, who dropped us 3 blocks from the tower (it was uphill) and took his 5TL tip out of our change. There was a line waiting to enter the tower and we weren’t in the mood for that. We had found the Beyoglu section. We wandered ...
... don't have it over there.
All men snore! I don't think we were ever in a room without a snoring guy. Although I can sleep through it, Katie would complain about it a lot.
There are pubs on every street. Europeans love to drink as much if not more than they love to eat. Pubs don't always serve foo; I go for the food not the booze. We saved a lot of money by not being big drinkers, yay us!
I'm sure I learned even ...
... 1: I love tourists. 2: I have staying in business sale. 3 let me spend your money. 4 I'm in right business. Magic carpets. You know-flying. (Yes I know. They flew here from China. Or maybe on boat). I never thought I would say I'm too overwhelmed to shop, but it happened. To Sally to. Europe shook. But we went back and conquered. Today was a good day but enough for now. we now have to get to our gate for flight to Tanzania. More when I ...
... There's crowds of people everywhere, tourists from all over the world as well as locals. Can't imagine what peak tourist season in the summer would be like! Every street corner has a food cart roasting chestnuts or selling simet (kind of like a bagel), and oysters in the shell. Luckily we read an article about the top 10 street foods and knew to avoid what looked tasty, but is really sheep intestine. Have had a fresh squeezed ...
... girls and four others, joined by another couple a bit later, so we did have a debrief of sorts and a lot of laughs so that was good.
So that’s the Turkey part of the trip over and now……….Munich here we come.
Some bits and pieces about Turkey so far:
Until WW1 Turkey’s population was about 65/35 Muslims to non-Muslims, now it’s about 98% Muslim.
We’ve seen a few ...