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... Sandra & Martin. We all decided to go for a cruise on the Bosphorus followed by a wander around the Spice Markets which for ease of travel we thought it best to share a taxi and that is the terror part of our day! I think we all thought we were going to die as the taxi hit speeds of 120 km weaving through the traffic and the more we protested the faster he got. There was numerous occasions where I think my feet were going to bust through the floor of the taxi as ...
... made us hungrier. Eventually we ordered dinner; I had a nice plate of kofte, salad and chips with a beer deejay kindly bought me. We sat after dinner for ages and ages, first discussing deejays strange financial situation (she had spent 600 euros during our sojourn in Istanbul had begun, almost entirely we figured out on tattoos) and then settled into a pattern of reading and chatting and watching videos. It was nice. We are now all in bed preparing for sleep. I love you, ...
... Many of the shops were closed being a Sunday and enroute I had spied a Baklava shop, so the Ossie group agreed that Baklava and coffee was what was needed to lift our spirits after the hard sell of the carpet man – there was obviously something wrong with all of us not wanting a carpet that would last hundreds of years! We attracted lots of business for the baklava man – once we went into his shop, others from the tour thought it was a great idea and all crowded ...
Finally, the Blue Mosque was open to view (it is closed during prayer times and all morning on Fridays). We had to wait in a long line, and we were a bit worried that it would be closed for the next prayer before we were able to visit, but Hanifi said we would be fine (and he was right). The mosque is very open in the inside, with most of the support for the dome being done by four giant columns called “elephant legs”. The blue tiles are lovely and dark, as ...
... jobs, friends, and family being the marble with which we construct our own buildings. At least that's what I want. Except there is never really a "finished" state, is there? Our buildings only get bigger, even with the occasional mistake, but we keep on building. I wonder how big the blue Mosque would be if they had just kept going.. Hm. If you're ever in Istanbul, don't miss this site. It's truly ...