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... 100 metres from the service station I had sought directions nearly two hours previously. The taxi driver spoke very little English but gestered at the area from which I had just emerged waved his finger and said NO! NO! He indicated that I should check I had not been robbed and then pointed back to the area and did a cut throat gesture. In the same spirit as my hostel room could be described as basic I would have instead descibed the area as up and coming ...
... 15am. The Mosque was constructed in the 14th century, however is in very pristine order. The mosques has 6 marinettes, which means that it is a very important mosque, having been authories by very high authorities of the country. If they have only one marinette, they are only a local mosque. The height to the top of the dome is 46m. We spent around 20 minutes in the mosque taking photographs etc.
From the Blue Mosque, our team ...
... speed as if being chased by gunfire! I've never been so glad to get out of a cab in my life.
Heading through security we met a Turkish police officer who was excited to met people from New Zealand. He was very proud that every year he works with NZers at Gallipoli, he even showed us pictures of a medal he was awarded in recognition of his service.
... we were about 3 miles from where we needed to be, with no knowledge of the area and zero Turkish language skills. But, as it was our only choice , we just did what we could and hoped for the best. And we got it. We crossed the road to where a family of 5 or 6 people were congregated - maybe, just maybe waiting for a bus. Perhaps a minute later, a bus pulled up. I stepped on, said "Bandirma?" to the driver and he said "OK". The bus just happened ...
... I ignored it as I typically do, but the old man spoke up, and requested a cup. He then motioned that the cup was for me, and I should go ahead and drink. I was a bit taken aback at first, but then the vendor looked at me and said "this is the Turkish way," and bade me to drink up. The old man got his own glass, and I thanked him graciously as we sipped our tea together.
The ice between us was broken, and I asked if he spoke English. ...