Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah
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of Tan was out in the form of some dudes hair….pictures were taken... Lol.
The next morning after another big sleep in we headed back
to The Heirloom for another awesome breaky. We really loved that place. The
server dude especially. After the Spice Bazaar which is another big market
place with heaps of stores selling all sorts of spices. We grabbed a couple
things and Taniel and I headed to the post offices to try send some ...
... women. But where the hell are all the solo travelers during late evenings?! I am sitting alone at the bar of one of the most popular bar/restaurants in this town, at least based on the Lonely Planet Guidebook. I guess nobody told them that. :) Actually, that brings me to an observation that there are a lot of asian tourists in general here. Turkey must be a popular destination. I think given that this is my 5th day as a solo traveler, I am beginning to get a ...
We had a 5:30 am wake up call to make our flight to Istanbul. We had a quick breakfast at the buffet and cabbed to the airport. We almost didn't make the flight, the line up at the ticketing counter was incredible. There were flights leaving for all over the world at what seemed like the exact time. After ticketing, customs, and security we ran to make our bus to the plane.
Fortunately for my fellow travelers, my mental stability was adequate and ...
... of the Sea of Marmara, Bosphorus and Golden Horn from the far corner of the palace.
Our next destination was the famous Blue Mosque, which is still a fully functioning house of worship. As a result, we had to enter in the rear with the rest of the tourists through a door reserved for non-Muslims. Caroline and Catherine were required to cover their heads, shoulders and legs. One of the entrance guards pointed at Caroline, who was wearing capri pants, and ...
... us were feeling up to it. I had a bit of an admin day instead. Dropped off our washing and figured out our itinerary for Turkey. We spent some time talking to a Malaysian/Australian girl and her French boyfriend who were working at the hostel in exchange for free board for a couple of months. They were interesting to talk to and we were each excited to be using Aussie slang and actually be understood. It's the small things in ...