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... 100 metres from the service station I had sought directions nearly two hours previously. The taxi driver spoke very little English but gestered at the area from which I had just emerged waved his finger and said NO! NO! He indicated that I should check I had not been robbed and then pointed back to the area and did a cut throat gesture. In the same spirit as my hostel room could be described as basic I would have instead descibed the area as up and coming ...
... breakfast on the way having menemen and an omelette. It was Sues goal to have nothing but Turkish food today. As our breakfast was at a local cafe we decided to skip the tea and coffee there and have a Turkish coffee on the way a little further up. Yes to get anywhere here we need to climb up and over a hill! We chose a little cafe that looked a bit upmarket and were so glad we did. This was the modern take on the Turkish coffee. We were served a Turkish coffee, water, almond liqueur ...
... we got a late flight to Munich, had a two hour layover and then flew to Istanbul, arriving around 4:00 pm.
We were driven into the city and dropped off at our hotel - the Hagia Sophia. It's in the old part of Istanbul, which is quite interesting. We were able to walk around a bit, but are saving the real tour for tomorrow.
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We transferred hotels to our Ancient Turkey tour hotel - the Ramada Atakoy (a lot fancier than our previous accom) and then set off back into old town to check out the Basilica Cistern. The Basilica Cistern is a huge underground water chamber built in AD 532. With huge columns and the water illuminated with fish swimming throughout, it is quite a site. After a quick lunch we then headed to the Grand Bazaar- an enormous covered ...
... to the Ottoman Sultan, including flasks, thrones, and fine jewelry, all with incredibly elaborate patterns and settings. The famous "spoonmaker's diamond" is also in this collection, the 5th largest diamond in the world (it was allegedly found in the trash and sold for three spoons before anyone realized what it was). The famous Topkapi dagger, accented by massive emeralds is also in this area of the palace. For me, a ...