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Well, I don't know about Desmond, but there are thousands of men with barrows in the markets around the Grand Bazaar ... in fact all over the Old City.
You have to be careful where you're walking, I almost got taken out by one that glided up beside me on a downhill slope. And today there was a guy fair sprinting uphill with a barrow load the size of a small truck! Great way to keep fit I guess.
Philip and I revisited the Grand Bazaar and spent a ...
... Topkapi is a museum where 25 sultans have lived. The palace is on 70 hectares . Mehmet the Conqueror built the first stage of the palace shortly after the Conquest in 1453, and lived here until his death in 1481. Subsequent sultans lived hereuntil the 19th century each sultan adding his own touches to the palace Before entering the Palace and the First court there is The Fountain of Sultan Ahmet III . The fountain was built in the rococo style in 1728 We passed through ...
... morning and met our tour guide Seckin
at our hostel. It was only us on the tour which was nice because we could make
space on the bus where we all had a big sleep.
We arrived at Gallipoli and we instantly overcome with a
strange feeling. Being at a place so important to our country, half way across
the world, was a feeling hard to describe. Everybody was pretty emotional. We
stopped at Anzac Cove first. To see how small this place was it really ...
Off again - I hadn't had any expectations of what Gallipoli would be, but I certainly wasn't expecting all these little stops. The hill where the troops landed wasn't as steep or as high as I have been led to believe from photos I have seen. It all seems well looked after, and preparations are obviously underway for ANZAC day, with lots of seating organised for the 10,000 (8,000 Aussies and 2,000 Kiwis) who ...
... at the American Research Institute in Istanbul, where we both looked at a few books and articles that we don't have access to in the US. The American Research Institute (ARIT) is in a very nice part of the city, a little north of the center and just a few steps from one of the ferry docks on the Bosphoros, so I had a great view while I was working. We took a break for lunch and indulged in one of our few remaining opportunities to ...