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... may send their kids to the US just they can be educated and still observe all their traditions. It is a fine line I know.
We chilled out the first day, attempted some homework and walked to get some grub and into Gulhane Park and to the Sea of MarMara. More on the rest of the week later.
I do not know how to say goodbye in Turkish.
PS Check the facts on everything I have said. I am working with a questionable memory.
... our shoes off before going in but they didn’t ask the ladies to cover their heads. We quietly took our photos as some people were praying but it wasn’t prayer time. We then walked across the square to Hagia Sophia (St Sophia Church). The lines were starting and we were in line for about 30 mins. We noticed a van parked close to the entrance that was selling a muze pass but there was a line for that as well so we didn’t bother with ...
... as there were four other campers parked here and you would have to ask the question if it was so great why didn’t they move! Not to be cynical we said we would walk back 600mtrs to have a look at this site, but alas we couldn’t find it and we were tired and it was nearly dark and the thoughts of venturing out again in all the traffic just didn’t appeal to us so we decided to stay put and paid for 3 nights.
However the next morning ...
... You’ve really got to be careful balancing when you are squatting, and you have to be very accurate too. You guys don’t have any trouble just peeing into a hole in the ground, but we ladies, well, we have different problems.
The train leaves at 22:30 sharp and the ride is smooth and fast. It’s now dark outside, so we don’t get to see much of the countryside.
... could pick up some items for breakfast but they refused, so I went up early to the restaurant and had a look around for anything I could find. I could only get some bread rolls, nutella and oranges but it was better than nothing. When our pick-up driver came, we collected 5 others on the way through before heading to the Metro bus station.
We'd been under the impression that we were driving to Gallipoli in a mini-bus but instead we were actually put on a coach bus ...