Romantic Hotel Istanbul
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... we made our way to the Green Anka Hotel to start our contiki. Odu took us via ferry and tramway and it went very smooth, apart from him taking us to the grand anka instead of the green anka. Luckily they were on the same block. Either way the trip was easier than if we tried to do it ourselves. He got us a transport pass and showed us the way to use the transport. We checked in to the hotel, had a rest and then went down to get lunch. ...
... BIG MISTAKE!!!!! Ended up buying another purse (!) although it does have a schnauzer guard dog on it and a change/key purse for Mauze. Then we went and had coffee and after that a look at the 'gym' which is TEENY TINY! So gave it away and went back to cabin to sort out receipts - feeling very tired so went to Mermaid for an early lunch (soup, chicken roll and floating island). Sat with a group of American ladies from Chicago and Wisconsin who were a bit loud but funny and then ...
... being distinctively one or the other. Quite a deal of superstition attaches to the church, as with most churches in Europe. There was a marble column that tourists were putting their thumb into in the hope that it would bring them good luck. And having a photo taken as they did it, presumably because they believe that will also somehow accrue good luck. Maybe it has always been thus. We live in a deeply superstitious world. As we have travelled around we have noticed again and ...
... fun, because who knows from where that water was coming? After that, we took the tramway home and rested for a few hours. We went back out for dinner aroound 7:00 ish.
Today we are off to the Jewish Museum, Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Market), back to the room for a midday rest and then back to the Grand Bazaar bewcause it's not possible to have enough of it. See you soon!
... meat it may have been. The guy that ran the place, obviously had a successful business, and was king of his castle. His English however, was not so good .... mix ups between cheese and chicken ... possibly sounding similar in Turkish? After being suitably filled with Turkish street cooking, the group split up. Emily and myself headed back to the hostel with all the shopping bags to claim our beds, put on some cooler clothes and go for an explore along the beach!!
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