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... oppressive heat). The call to prayer 5 times a day (emanating from a powerful speaker system from the closest Mosque) has been a familiar sound since entering Turkey five days ago. This evening we retraced my run this morning through a very progressive part of town (Ortakay) where we found a local grocery store very much resembling Whole Foods, a dock filled with sleek power boats being inundated with workers from catering and entertainment ...
... and obviously being a part of history was awesome). There's also a ton of stray dogs that look super mangy. They seem well fed though and tame and kind of just go wherever they want. People don't bother them and they don't bother people... oftentimes if someone is taking a nap in the shade they dog will nap right next to them but not acknowledge the person which I've never seen dogs do.
The hostel wasn't that down for going out that night so there was ...
... then back in Istanbul.
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Now it is 9:30pm, nearly 4 hours since we left our hotel in G˘reme, on the small bus driving through the chaos that is Istanbul traffic. Traveling always takes so long!
Yusuf and the other staff were there to greet us and shake our hands. What a great bunch of friendly people. Oh it will be sad to leave Turkey, it is a lovely country.
... the new government’s goal of becoming increasingly a religious state because parents have a large, if not the whole, say in if their child chooses the religious education. In short, the law shortens childhoods.
We also went to a private and public primary schools. The differences were very noticeable. The private school had unbelievable classroom, with a loft, sandbox, and endless books and resources. Each classroom had just finished ...
Another boring sea day post, sorry folks!
The day mainly consisted of lounging around, going to the gym and watching Rosie's shows. I had dinner on my own at Bistro since it was formal night and a show night. After the first show I had a drink with Jan then watched the second show. Very nice relaxing day- tomorrow Kusadasi, Turkey. I have already been there before so it is a lunch/ starbucks/ internet day tomorrow xx
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services