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I went to the Galata Tower which is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul. This tpwer is nine-story and 66.90 meters tall. The top is an open balcony where you can see the whole city, it has a 360 view it is beautiful.There is something magical about the pointed cylindrical roof, it looks like it could have been home to Rapunzel. This was a quick visit, just up to the top to see the view. ...
... and even carried Max back to the hotel after he fell asleep while eating. All of them enriched our time and our lives with their kindness and attention.
I will miss the call to prayer, the beauty, and the people (but not the crazy drivers). I saw so many wonderful places, I was able to wander around Jerusalem, spend time with Max and Angie and to live out of my comfort zone on so many levels. I learned to live with less, to be at peace ...
... in. This is a "real" city and neighborhood, and not just one for tourists, so it's the laws of supply and demand at work. Of course, you can spend a fortune at a great restaurant but we tend not to go to those. But waiters have a tendency to short change you here, so count your change! I'd say I've had 4 - 6 waiters try to stiff me even after a tip.
One of the best customs here is that everyone drinks tea. All day. And all night. I just read that ...
... br> mosques and palaces and other beautiful buildings. What is really special about
this ‘sea’ is the amount of boat traffic that passes through. Many cruise
ships, goods boats and other vehicles. Craig was in boat heaven. Back home for
a rest as tonight we are walking out with Sue and Jeff for dinner. Istanbul is
a very BIG city but also a very likeable one although the traffic would drive
... popped up on a screen near the dental chair. Dr. Demet patiently explained the treatment options to Dave. She gave compelling reasons for her treatment plan recommendation. Duly impressed, Dave asked how long would it take. It was Thursday night and the root canal specialist would be available on Sunday morning and Dr. Demet would prep the teeth for crowns on Monday. With luck, the lab would have the crowns ready 3 days later. After getting ...