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... out for a drink by more men in 30 minutes than I have in 30 years in the States. The guys running shops in there are ruthless for business. And they have to be considering there are only about 5 kinds of shops repeated for 80 some-odd blocks.
Here is the same conversation I had over and over again (they spoke great English!):
Shopkeeper: Hello, you need to buy . . . pashmina, rug, handbag, ...
... on top of their version of television hill. There is a nice park there and the views are amazing. When you look to the Asian side you cannot believe how big Istanbul is. It just goes and goes and goes and they are still building.
When I asked the kids what they liked most about Istanbul, Sam said Cesar our driver. He was pretty cool. Lu said how well organized it was. I thought this was good. There is symmetry to Istanbul, which is undeniable. ...
Today was our last day in Istanbul, so we wanted a final chance to just explore the city and soak in the "amazing-ness" of Istanbul. It was our last chance to try out the incredible tram system that they use here, so we hopped on to cross Galata Bridge and check out Taksim Square. The square is just a really nice park, and apparently these days it is the new place to live in Istanbul. We walked down Iskalel Caddesi, which is a really nice street, but completely ...
... m a city guy so I couldn’t be happier.
After lunch, our tour guide decided to give us a surprise that wasn’t on the original itinerary, they took us to go river cruising through the Bosphorus river, it is a busy sea strait between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. From the Highway bridges you have a great view onto the waters. Even better is to take ...
... Spent the evening in a large man made harbour that was completely deserted except for ourselves.
A short motor to Marama Island and the small harbour of Topagac . Again we were the only yacht and so we tied alongside the jetty amongst the fishing boats. The locals were very friendly and three teenage girls came and joined us in the early evening to giggle and brush up on their English. ...
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