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This morning we disembarked in the Port of Istanbul at Sunrise, just beautiful. Will miss being looked after so well on the ship. The staff get to know all your favourite food, coffees & drinks. I actually thought they had Geoff's name wrong as they kept calling him "chivas" until I realised they were quoting his fav drink lol We took a "taste of Istanbul " tour during the morning & visited the stunning Blue Mosque, the Topkapi ...
... and it was a nightmare. It took us over 90 minutes to get through, in a crowded, non-ventilated sweatbox of a room but luckily our transfer was still waiting for us on the other side.
The trip to our hotel was another very long ride and by the time we checked in it was close to 11pm and without further ado - we crashed.
of Tan was out in the form of some dudes hair….pictures were taken... Lol.
The next morning after another big sleep in we headed back
to The Heirloom for another awesome breaky. We really loved that place. The
server dude especially. After the Spice Bazaar which is another big market
place with heaps of stores selling all sorts of spices. We grabbed a couple
things and Taniel and I headed to the post offices to try send some ...
... at the hotel - she bought two pairs - $15 a pair, so pretty good. She'd looked at a pair nearly the same as one pair she bought, at the Bazaar, but the guy wanted $40. We said they were all fake, and she wasn't paying that. At least now she has a realistic price to aim for, as bargaining is part of the experience.
Then it was off again. Our next stop was at a restaurant for lunch (lunch was included in the tour). We ...
... wear to protect the wooden floors and carpets. The palace is right on the shores of the Bosphorus - busy water way with little passenger ferries, larger car ferries, cruise ships and tankers all bobbing about. Glorious sunshine makes the water sparkle beautifully - no sign of bad weather of yesterday.. Wonderful wander through the spice markets - a feast for the eyes and nose - so ...