Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... did stick around for it :-). We were dropped back into the centre of Cannakale, where 3 others went to go do the Anzac cove boat cruise. It was us and 3 older couples - 1 from Mildura, 1 from Wangaratta and 1 from Melbourne. They had hired a sailing boat in Croatia and sailed around. We hung out with them for a bit - us young punks cramping their style haha! We enjoyed a couple of beers at a local bar and chatted for ages. ...
... Bosphorus, and the Golden Horn as the administrative centre of his empire. In 1479s, be build a large complex with offices, military barracks, a council chamber and a reception hall. A century later, it became the Sultans residence when Suleyman the Magnificent turned it into a home. It severed as the sole administration palace for Ottoman sultans for more than 400 years until a new European style palace was built on the Bosphorus in the mid 19th ...
... It was spectacular. There were 100 balloons in the air. Our pilot was a pro. We grazed the tops of fairy chimneys and then soared up and up. It was so quiet and crystal clear. The ride lasted about 45 minutes, then we landed on the back of a flatbed. The basket held about 30 people, pretty big to land on the back of a pickup. Memorable morning! We were so happy to fly back to Balat. It felt like home. A friend recently shared a quote that sums us up perfectly at the ...
... out the Bosphorus and see some of the local sights, then we began our search for a new carpet for them. An hour and surprisingly zero cups of tea later, they were the owners of a new and beautiful rug for their bedroom.
We were all cashed, so decided to have a night in, opening presents, packing, and eating pizza before heading to bed early in anticipation of our flight to Prague the next morning. And so began the Parsons European Christmas Adventure 2013!
... today but it leaves a trip to the Prince's Islands for next time in good weather. I didnt realize most things would be shut for the Eid holiday so maybe celebrating Eid in Muslim countries is not such a good idea as the same just happened in Malaysia
I fly home tomorrow and actually turned down two solid job offers to teach in Turkey for Sept 1 ...
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