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... never put our bags on our bed! Best advice ever!) and the bags getting nicked from the room above us (making us grateful to only be dealing with bedbugs). Drama aside, we had a great week and everyone at the troubled hostel got along so well we collectively changed hostels and managed to stick together. We did a few of the touristy activities, checking out the Grand Bazaar, the mosques, the Sultan's palace and the basilica cistern. The cistern was very cool, ...
... palace contains 285 rooms, 46 halls, 6 baths and an incredible 68 toilets. It is said that 14 tonnes of gold were used to decorate the palace in gold leaf. The tour only takes you through a few of the main rooms and you have to go around in a guided tour, this is part of the 40 lire entrance fee. We donned our obligatory bright turquoise shoe covers to protect the carpets and waited for the guide. The interior is incredible and shows the opulence of the ...
... we got to the end of the route, and onto the Courtyard of the Favorites, the weather had turned and we were looking at gray weather again.
With our visit to the Harem over, we concluded what was so vivid in our memories must have been Aya Sophia and not Topkapi.
Alaturka and then Home
We got to Alaturka hotel to get our left luggage and Je-Li, the manager ,remembered us immediately, even though it ...
... silently protesting against violence toward women. Talk about overreacting!
By day we explored, on foot, much to the dissatisfaction of our already sore feet. We crossed the main bridge to ‘the other side’, passing a human barrier of fishermen. These guys were experts. Every spare inch was filled with a rod, a seat, a water bucket, a chopping board and a curtain of lines dropping into the water below. While it stunk like a fish market left unclean for ...
... were more people dressed up but it would have been too far for me and the hotels here are more expensive.
I found another large group of koreans waiting outside their hotel so chatted with them again in korean for practice some before I forget ...