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Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Slightly jet lagged we awake, throughout the city you can hear the wail from the mosques as the faithful are called to prayers. Bill and I decide to walk off our jet legs little realizing that the hotel we are in is pedestrian unfriendly six lanes of traffic with meter high hurdles in the middle separates us from sea, to get there we have to walk …
Today we had planned to go to the spice market, the Blue Mosque, and the Cistern of Istanbul.
Turkish language lesson of the day:
- Hello is merhaba (merh-hah-bah)
- Goodbye is dependent on whether you are the one leaving or the one staying behind
- Goodbye (said by the one leaving) is hosçakalin (hohsh-chah-kah-lin) …
We arrived in Istanbul last night, a little late courtesy of a one hour flight delay.
Tony and I met all of Shawn's friends and colleagues from his oneWorld MBA course (the reason he's here in the first place). We all stayed at the hotel bar into the wee hours of the morning. It's a fun group, and we stayed up way too late!
Thats right - Theyre Gyptians.
Sleepıng soundly after our late nıght dınner of KFC (run commendably by an all deaf crew) we pıcked through yet another tasteless gyptıan breakfast.
Now Pops and I have dıscussed the gyptıan etıquette ın depth and often struggle to fınd redeemıng …
... Koray's road. However, identifying Koray's road was one thing; identifying his actual building was a competed different ball game. After calling Barlas he gave me the suggestion to look at Koray's address which I had previously saved on my phone but had stupidly completely forgotten about. Upon now finding the right building the next thing was to work out which buzzer belonged to Koray's flat. He lived on the ground floor, but I had no idea if he was the only flat on that level. ...
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