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We started the day with breakfast at a quirky little café just down from the Grace Hotel where I was able to order rolled oats. We went down to the markets at The Rocks where I bought myself a retirement present – a bracelet that I’d had my eye on for some time. ...
... Turk Cell vendor (the remaining days of the trip, we're running into these things everywhere we turn - on our arrival day? Can't find them anywhere). The girl at the Turk Cell has some issues with my AMEX card AND my BOA card, so I exhaust most of my cash purchasing the sim card and buying a meal.
We get a crazy amount of photography in and return to our hotel to dry out (it's hot and muggy) and finally get some sleep. ...
... It was a great ultra-lively atmosphere.
We had diner with Ozgur then we went to a bar with Live music which was very good. Some sort of turkish rock with a female singer, it was a great. Unfortunately quite quickly our tiredness had the better of us and we had to go to bed for a rest while Ozgur stayed on until 3am.
The next day we woke up and left the apartment quite early around 8am and headed towards 'Sultan Ahmed Mosque' (the ...
For the last week I have been walking and living with the people of Turkey within a neighborhood, shopping at their markets, eating at their restaurants and playing at their parks. Some of my noticings have been:
Turkey's love affair with children. When I sit at the park watching the children I see lots of fathers and grandfathers with their children and grandchildren. This is very endearing. It so fun to see men of all ...
... employing more than 30,000 people! Westfields eat your heart out!! It was a maze of chaotic, crazy locals and tourists shopping, bargaining, peddling, and sipping tea. We tried to get off the main thoroughfares as the guidebooks suggest, and explored some of the smaller little alleys and lane ways to find old men playing backgammon and a cotton spindle machine whirling around strings of thread.
As I write bits and pieces of this blog whenever I get the time and opportunity, ...