Ortakoy Princess Hotel
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... man wandered up and down the deck trying to sell his tray full of Turkish tea. I watched him a little concerned as he fought against the strong winds to stay upright and not spill too much tea. He only party succeeded.
The trip over was uneventful, saw a few mosques in the distance and 15 minutes later I stepped off the ferry and headed out into the city sprawl. The ferry had dropped me much further east than I was expecting so I crossed the road, the Asian way, ...
... We took the ferry to cross the Bosporus and stepped foot on the Asian continent. We excitedly disembarked the ferry and rushed ashore to "our" continent with great swagger. Until we realized there was nothing to do on the Asian side of istanbul. Dejected, we took the ferry back to the European side to enjoy the sunset. Side note, Dorothy points out we'll be on 4 continents during this trip: North America, Europe, Asia and Africa (morocco). Pretty ...
... after my return home, but this has been a little more time consuming that I'd thought it'd be.
This is my recap and through it I'm letting you know that I've edited and added the previous entries, and filled in the missing entries, I've also uploaded many pictures and in time I'll upload albums to my Facebook page. I hope that following my travels through this travel blog has not been too cumbersome.
Your comments are appreciated.
... down and on another it was side ways. The reason for this is because the Turkish wanted to represent that they did not believe in paganism, so by having her head upside down and sideways sends a disrespectful message.
Once we left the underground water system we headed to one of the most important churches in Istanbul, called St. George. This church is the headquarter to the Greek Orthodox Church. I personally got to observe a worship service here called ...
It is a little early to be calling on favorite days already but I am quite certain that if things could get better, it could only be by a little bit.
Sacha's favorite day was yesterday. It went something like this:
Nap – not kidding, we took a nap just after waking up
Turkish coffee at Pierre Loti Terasa
Hakiki Sahlep – hot beverage like sweetened condensed milk from a street vendor. We ...