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... 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!
... the main event was happening.
We did however get the Turkish experience going to see Turkish Opera and listening all about their side of how Turkey was affected during the war. It amazed me how much the lost 10,000 soldiers and that they celebrate their commemoration on the 18th March.
Making the most of everything we tried all the Turkish delicacies like Turkish Delights, Baklava, Gozleme, Sheesha and ...
We started our amazing Turkey trip with a flight from Heathrow terminal 5 to Istanbul. We didn't have movies on the flight but we did enjoy a good old G&T with our early lunch- that is the way to start a holiday.
We then caught a cab from the airport to our hotel. Unfortunately we got lost in the back streets of Old City Istanbul but that did give us an opportunity to check ...
... shreds, we made our way towards the major shopping attraction, the Grand Bazaar!
The name itself suggests that it is large, but that is a terrible understatement. There are 17 different entrances and 61 "streets" within the massive complex. It is such a vital part of the history of Istanbul that at one time it was also home to several schools for shopkeepers children to attend as well as 5 mosques to be sure that there was plenty of room to accommodate everyone ...
... up close to the end of the summer tourist season so this means changing schedules for public transportation and they don't care much for schedules around here in the first place. Can we hit the 18 destinations that I've got planned? Oh, and did I mention that our bags are missing? ...they didn't make the plane to Istanbul and their whereabouts are uncertain. We have a day here to sluff ...