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... their meals. So as we didn't want a long wait we decided to leave just as a waiter came to take our order and when we explained our reason for leaving he basically admitted that our observation was correct. Ended up at another restaurant on the street and it was a good choice, we both had a wonderful lamb dish with nuts, vegetables, apricots and spices that was presented in a steaming hot covered metal pan.
Then home to repack our bags for our journey to ...
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Topkapi Palace is filled with mosaics in every shade of blue.
... she presented included
that 11.8% is the number of people involved in civic society
associations, of that 11% only 10% of these members are women. These
numbers made us question why numbers are so low. We found out that
these civic organizations are mainly connected with religion, the
next highest participation was in sports, then groups that are
involved in civic involvement. We found that these participation
numbers are so low because it ...
... Did you know sultans were allowed 4 wives and up to 300 mistresses? That’s why one of them had 114 children – I bet he started called them all Larry after the 10th one.
We wandered around the cistern, which was basically a level from Tomb Raider and then exited. We wandered home and basically I cant remember the rest of the night because I didn’t take any more photos and its actually Monday today when I’m writing this. ...
... lounging at Martin's hotel roof terrace, working on photos, eating watermelon and relaxing.
That night I was determined to check out the neighborhood called Ortakoy. Initially I planned to walk there along the Bosphorous but just at that moment the local bus stopped in front of me so I jumped on. But not for long as I watched pedestrians make more headway than ...