Hotel Grand Washington
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... very reminiscent of the catacombs in Paris. We went down the stairs into the belly of the site, and saw some crazy architecture in the middle of what looked like an underground lake! There were even fish swimming around and through all the columns. There was a walkway for the visitors and we got to walk around this amazing underground cavern! Sarah was in her element as she got to have a great play with her Nikon, and we also took advantage of the audio guides that were on ...
... the tramline to the Spice Market. Although very similar to the Grand Bazaar, this was more comfortable for us. We decided to buy some spices in one shop. The vendor was very respectful, having us smell the various spices. We bought a few different things, including instant pomegranate tea. So good! And natural Tracy! Across the main thoroughfare was the ferry port. We boarded a local ferry for 10 Turkish Lira, about $5 CDN, to experience the Bosphorus. ...
... Shout out to our new Canadian/South Korean friends - Hanna and Anna!!!) Tonight we leave to Lebanon, and I know we are in for quite the culture shock. I'm about to enter a completely new world; I'm petrified and not sure what to expect. Our extended family is great, but isnt quite like home. I pray that it will be alright; I'm sure I'll make just as many great memories there too. Well, as the Türks say! Güle Güle! ...
... for trade as ships would have to stop here on the way up to the Black Sea until the winds were right for sailing. However the position meant the area was highly sort after and this is why all the cities of Troy were built with fortified walls to protect them from enemy attack. As the years went on the ocean receded about 5km to expose the land where the famous battle of Troy took place. The first Troy was built around 3500 BC, so 5500 years ago! It is honestly to hard ...
... and eating street cuisine (corn off the cob and more kebab). Later on the afternoon on our way back home, I had to stop for one last treat… A Fish Kebap, it was extremely tasty but ultimately very fishy…I should have taken my wife's advice and ordered some pickled veggies. All I have to show for it is some serious fish breath.
Our final few days consisted of more shopping or browsing, tea of both hot and cold varieties, rooftop bars ...
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