Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... pomegranate complete with a hand-operated pressing machine at Dilek's house.
Ayran is definitely the best drink discovery I have made since being in Turkey. It is simply yoghurt mixed with water, with some sugar and vast quantities of salt added. It tastes fantastic, though perhaps a little too salty. Eda's homemade ayran, simply consisting of yoghurt and water, is much tastier without all the added salt.
On my last night, Eda's husband Emre took his family and ...
... my bag.
The trip was uneventful, I took a couple of the travel sick pills and managed to get about 7 hours sleep which I was very happy about. Although its still in my system and I am totally shagged still after landing 4 hours ago.
I changed some money at the airport for the local stuff and $1 equals about 1.70 in their money, they also use Euro, I guess I will work it out eventually.
The tour company met me out front, the guys only English ...
... the domed ceiling. Apparently it's an architectural masterpiece as somehow they put supports in behind the walls so when you look up it is just kind of hanging there. There were big chandeliers suspended from the roof on these massive chains and the decorations and the building itself were really incredible. The marble floors and walls were all different coloured marble and it was arranged in these beautiful patterns. Plus the mosaics were so detailed you would swear they ...
Finally made it to Istanbul, albeit 4 hours late. Hopefully the airport
pickup we had arranged is still waiting for us. After we parted with
90euros (about $112) for entry visas, we made it to passport control
(along with a few hundred others). Surprisingly the process was fairly
quick and efficient. Couldn't say the same about the baggage system
though. By the time we retrieved our ...
Well alright alright! So we have left Istanbul. So Monday we took off in our sweet private bus to Gallipoli. Now that place is awesome and well worth a visit some time in your life if your a New Zealander or an Australian. It's just so good to get a true (and I mean true) idea of what the terrain was like and to be able to put a pace to the stories you here all you life. What I mean when I say 'and I mean true' is that the media and photos tend to make the terrain and ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center