Marigold Termal & Spa Hotel
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The day started with a1.5 hour boat ride on the Bosphorus Straights, the main sea lane between the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea. This waterway is extremely busy with cargo ships and ferries that bring workers between the European and Asian parts of Istanbul. It is estimated that these ferries transport 2.5 million people a day! Quite an undertaking!
We then boarded our bus which had fewer seats, thus more leg rooml. More ...
... large windows which looked out on the snow-covered mountain range we were part the way up.
But we did, we went got ourselves kitted out at the ski hire shop and then splashed out on a skiing lesson to get ourselves started and had an hour with a chap who seemed to know his stuff. He taught us how to put the skis on, how to start, stop and turn. He charged a lot for this information, though, so we only bought an hour with him.
The next day and a half ...
... a realization and a serenity that nothing you do is a waste of time. Perhaps found through traveling, perhaps through teaching, something or some moment has led me to this place. As one of my favorite writers puts it, this understanding could result from anything: "It might even be the long, slow arguments of the waves on the shore, or a handful of earth between your fingers, as you laugh at the possibility of ever outrunning your ...
... and they seem to have barely had any life span to them at all. during my inaugural period here each class felt like it lasted forever, but now I'm swinging more and more under my belt and it's flying by. Summer still seems a far ways away, but in reality I've covered about a third of my contract already.
I have come to appreciate the energy it takes to speak in another language, even a simplified version of English that I utilize when I teach ...
Again, I am living out of a hotel. The apartment we were in had quite a number of problems including rats, leaks, and mold, and those issues just got worse and worse with the rain we've been having. It got to the point were I couldn't even walk in the place without breathing in something toxic. The landlord has been a pain as well, and the lack of competence that we've seen has been infuriating. Hotel life for now while they repair things, and if they can't, we'll try ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center