Hotel Taksim Star
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Minbar in room
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... to do some business" with my friend Yasin. She didn't know anything about my cycling through Iran and Turkey and she still doesn't so readers of this blog are asked not to let it slip, please.
Of course she was happy and relieved to know I was home safe - she still worries when I travel anywhere! Thankfully at age ninety she doesn't ask too many probing questions and I was able to close the call without providing details except to say how good ...
... then restarted the engine,sounded better,we let it cool abit added a tadge more and fired up again,sounding now more like its old self,I strongly suspect the oil,because 10 - 40 is all one can get here,it is a lot thinner than ours,because of the heat and tends to burn more,that's my theory anyway. We were taking the bike to the freight company today,and was told it was near Attaturk ...
- It was good to get another perspective of the major Istanbul sites from our Tour Director Ahmet. Unlike other tours, we did not pick up any other guides at the places we visited. Ahmet took us everywhere for the next week plus gave lots of commentary on the bus. Hmm, sometimes too much info as it was exhausting trying to keep up comprehending it all. His soothing monotone put us to sleep at times. ...
Today we took the tram to the world's most famous market, the Grand Bazaar. It's huge and actually quite nice. There are around 4000 shops in there, mostly selling the exact same thing, either jewelry or fake brand name leather bags. It is like fake heaven!! It's amazing how they get away with producing all these copies and some of them, depending on how much you want to pay, are so like the original it would be hard to tell the difference! The culture is very ...
... there, it will be well worth it! When that was all booked and sorted we went for a walk and wandered through some residential streets near our area and came out by the sea. We walked along the waterfront for a while, by the rocks, past the guy in his tightie whities washing his clothes in the ocean, and past the cute cats and kittens feasting on a pile of raw meats someone had given them and kept walking until we came to Park Gulhane. We started walking through the park ...