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... On the morning she served us some simmit, a bagel-like bread soaked in molasses (Timeout Istanbul). Yum. After the caravan went to sell their wares I decided to have a look at the city. My first stop was the Hagia Sofia, one of the biggest churches I had ever seen. The gamer in me wanted to climb it before I got mugged by some kid. I'm out of here. I bribed a sailor to let me get on a boat to ...
... night in our first week back, so we won't have the house to ourselves for a while. We arrive in KL at 6.30am local time, which means this leg has another three hours left in it. Four hours in transit at the airport and then another nine or so and I'll be on the home straight. Easy peasy. So far I watched a movie called Mother and Child, which made me cry, and then I started another movie called Broken which I bailed on about an hour in. Then I switched to three TV eps ...
two leisurely days at sea, I'm confused by all the difference Seas we
are passing through – Ionian, Aegean, Marmara, Bosphorus Strait,
Canakkale Strait (Dardenelles Strait) – and have to keep looking at
the map. The weather has continued to be magnificent.
I woke up early on Thursday morning to catch our arrival into
Istanbul while the day was breaking. The harbour is like an
amphitheatre with buildings covering ...
... of older Greek people at the front of the stage and a couple of the old guys were very into the belly dancing. She got a group of the boys up from our group, Si included, and did a funny dance with them ( I managed to record the whole thing). Afterwards a man sang for the rest of the evening and we danced a bit (after unlimited alcohol some people were well on their way). The bus took us to a club after and they were playing music we would listen to back home so ...
... I was heading straight for Istanbul's famous Spice Market. Having come from Asia, I was actually slightly underwhelmed by the Spice Market, having built it up a lot in my mind. I definitely got a sense of Istanbul as a historic trading hub, walking through the market, but the selection of spices was fairly repetitive at each stall and it seemed to lack the energy of some of the markets that we have been to. That said, it was a very enjoyable way to start ...