Hotel Pera Hill
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fairly pricey, we were told by Nathan not to buy anything inside but instead
head to the outside markets where we got some sweet deals. After The Grand
Bazaar we headed into the main street in Taksim for a bit of shopping before
heading out for the night. We found this sweet outside terrace club somehow and
had a pretty awesome night. Taniel didn’t make it out because she has had an
ongoing cold. Wish she was there she would have loved it, ...
... restaurant staring at their mobile phones. And these are all people who are sitting with someone else! That is one decision that I took before I started this trip. I will not use the phone or the iPad as a cover to essentially disappear from an uncomfortable scene. People do stare at you though. What the hell is with that?! Now, I know that there are solo travelers in this town today. I saw them walking around during the evening. Its remarkable how many of them ...
... better than I thought it would so that should be no problem. It's the best chance I'll ever get to satisfy my love of electronic music, so I think I'd better take it.
My train to Sofia leaves tomorrow night at 10:00pm. It's not going to be an easy trip. There's bus replacements for part of the journey, so I'm pretty sure it's going to be bus, train and then bus until I arrive sometime mid morning. This is going to hurt.
PS - I need to lay off the shisha. ...
... middle-eastern traditions that we didn't understand (like woman wearing head covers and burkas). We stated our tour with the Topkapi Palace, home to generations of sultans and their wives who were closeted in the famous and secretive harem (as it turns out, the harem is really just the family quarters). We saw of series of lush green courtyards and delicate kiosks, and explored several of the exhibits including antique weapons and cookware. We also enjoyed a ...
... cup of coffee but sitting on the terrace with a cool breeze whilst reading my book was bliss. It felt like I was back in Asia which I've been missing. Europe is great in terms of having the comforts of home e.g. comfortable beds, clean rooms, power sockets that work and 'normal' food, but it doesn't compare to the sleepy rooftop terraces and dirt roads of Asia.
We didn't do much other than read and relax today. ...