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... failing. Scary! What to do? Slowly I try to make it to Ankara, in need of some Turkish translation help for this, but just before entering the BIG city, I stop, realizing I cannot enter a busy city without brakes, afraid to cause an accident. At a hotel place the receptionist arranges a piece of paper with Turkish explanation and a non-english speaking handy man to take me to a local mechanic. They open everything (even the main brake cylinder) but all in ...
A few evenings earlier I was making a papers mache peach for my kid - he or she is going as David (aka James and also the huge peach) as his 'bookweek' persona, and although I used to be creating the 'glue' from white-colored flour and drinking water, the idea of taking in that white colored starchy goop like many people do day-to-day such as cereals, loaves of bread, and noodles taught me to think extended and tough about our present foods versions. The wholesome food pyramid ...
... lot from our guide, and of course got to learn a lot about the Turkish food! Eating like a local does :-). If your ever in Istanbul - check out Istanbul on Food! Highly recommend it.
We got back to the European side and said our goodbyes to our guide and group and headed towards Hagia Sophia! Despite the fact we had just done a 6 hour walking tour, we thought we'd make the most of being nearby. It was only a 15 min walk, dodging so many people, cars and scooters...you really ...
... the Lear jet. My favorite car was the Messerschmitt KR200 (AKA the coffin car, because the door was hinged on the roof line). The kids had fun in the hands-on workshop – repeatedly creating bubbles large enough to encase themselves and learning how to build arches the way the Etruscans and Romans did with a keystone and voussoirs.
We took a ferry to the museum, located on the banks of the Golden Horn. Between the ferry and the museum was a big ...
... a new one was needed, the old one was sent to Istanbul as a gift.
The place is crowded, roads clogged with tourist buses, taxis and people!
Right on the top of the hill, or 9 metres under it, is the 7th
century water supply, the Basilica cistern. Built using old columns from Roman and Greek ruins, high domed brick ceilings. Still with 50 cm of water in it and dripping through from
groundwater above, a huge cavern. Carp ...