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... too late. Bennie's latte was a goner.
Once the entire group got back we headed into the church where we were given access to changing rooms so we could get dressed and freshen up! Once we were all ready we headed into the beautifully decorated daily chapel to warm up at which point we realized we didn't have all of our sound equipment! This was our first panic of the trip! Oscar and Michael and others scattered around and ran for the bus to retrieve what we needed! ...
... carry their mates back to the camp. Then 24 hours later they were back to it firing upon each other as if nothing had happened. It was also common for the soldiers to through smokes, chocolates and letters instead of grenades across the passage into the opposing trenches. The battle of Gallipoli went on for another 250 odd days until the Anzacs left inconspicuously but the Turks simply turned a blind eye. From the allies point of view it may have been a stale mate but ...
... selling maps and guidebooks", so it is quite easy to say no to him. This guy followed Jason and me for almost one mile yapping in our ears. He even went as far as to snatch my Rick Steeves guidebook out of my hand and replace it with his piece of **** book that was marked up about 500% of its true value. That's when the horns came out of my head. My eyes became beady and red. Nobody touches my book of cheats. He refused to give me my book and held it up high over his head in a "na na na ...
But Hagia Sophia was also built with columns taken from nearby Egypt and other temples to built this church. So it looks like at the time they recycled all building materials by taking from one structure to another.
Next we visit the Basilica Cistern, an amazing underground water duct, where the James Bond From Russia with Love movie was filmed. This was built by ...
... was after 1:00 and we wanted to power through, but were hungry. We decided to have Magnum ice cream instead of stopping for a meal. Tickets were more expensive here, 25 lira each for the Palace and 15 each for the Harem. We opted to pay 25 lira each for the audio guides. If we were to do it again, we would have been just as happy to read the signs or hire a guide.
The Palace was built by Mehmet II in 1459-65. The Palace was his home, the seat of the ...
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