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Last night our tour guide, Cem, recommended the locally produced Shiraz so Jane, Dianne and myself joined Cem at the bar and shared stories and a glass of wine. Dinner followed which was ok. At this point, I wonder what will be on the menu on Tuesday night!!!! I headed to the supermarket as my camera is at the battery buffet at the moment. May be time to upgrade. At the large Kipa stores you can buy everything from batteries to refrigerators, clothing and ...
... night, I found out that the apartment is located right next to a mosque when I was awoken at 5am from the morning prayers - great.
When the real morning came (around 10-11) we had a slow start with traditional Turkish breakfast including some bread, cheese and sausages. Following, we went out to get me a transportation card and took the bus to the university. After that we went around in the neighborhood called Besiktas and had ice ...
... but good glimpse of Turkey and it made us want to go back one day and explore more. Reading through the books and brochure there seems to be a lot of great places to visit.
Our next stop is France for 3 weeks, there might be less notes during this period but stay tuned! and take care
PS: Congratulations Anne & Jerome! Best wishes to you and your baby! We can't wait to be able to put a name to your adorable girl!
... Love, love love them.
The traffic. This has by far been the most challenging thing living here. They drive fast and crazy and pedestrians have absolutely no rights. They even think they can park on the sidewalks so we have to walk in the street with those crazy drivers. Even in the neighborhoods on narrow street they drive very fast. This makes it feel chaotic and frenzied, annoying and dangerous. So we like to get out ...
... secuklu). We didn’t go into the place on the corner which had photos of Russell Crowe eating there (not sure that is much of an advertisement!), but it was a great little eating street only about 15 minutes walk from the hotel.
On another day we went into the Basilica cistern which is the largest of Istanbul’s ancient underground cisterns, once providing a water filtration system for the old palaces. It was capable of holding 80,000 cubic metres of water and as ...