The Istanbul Suite
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... to the public). It’s a remote island that allows nil car access and you can hire bicycles and ride around the island, etc. The tip came from Bec and Dan’s friends, so I did some research into it (yes me for once) and organised the entire day. It was nice for Aaron to have a break, so I took charge.
We walk down to the port where we are supposed to catch the ferry over the island, and we wait there as we are also supposed to be meeting one of ...
... could not believe it and it went on and freaken on
until I pulled out ear plugs in and all was good.
June 31st Turkey – Random Park
The day started out not too bad considering the ****** music
the night before, and we had a fantastic drive through some of the nicest
country side we had seen for a while, very small ****** roads with big
mountains and great rivers.
As we approached the Border ...
... case, but regardless, it would happen all of the nights we were there. Day 2 we headed out to the Sultanahmet district to see the Egyptian & Grand Bazaars, Blue Mosque, Cistern Basilica and Topkapi Palace. The Egyptian Bazaar was nuts, there were so many people crammed into such small alleys, but the way the spices and things were organized was interesting. We made it through to find out the Grand Bazaar was closed because it was Sunday, so we'd make it back the next day. ...
... I'd never seen anything like it. Again I just have to marvel at the engineering feats of the ancient world. After a quick meal of baklava (that totally counts as lunch) I checked out the bazaar, the oldest shopping mall in the world. This was rather more upmarket than most markets I've been in. I'm not a souvenir person, but through the last few cities the chess sets have caught my eye. Most of them, while exquisite, have been simply too ...
... this is an heirloom to be passed through the family for generations". The final rug presented was a 6' X 8' silk rug costing 26K Euro, but we were offered the "special" price of 20K Euros. The members of our tour group were impressed but no one threw down their AMEX card!
After "escaping" the rug and jewelry shop, we were given 45 minutes to wander around Istanbul's Grand Baazzar.....one of the largest markets I have ever seen in my life! The merchants and ...