Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah
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... at s fancy Turkish rug factory where we saw how the rugs were made. The rolled a bunch out for us to see and walk on. Of course they tried to sell us some rugs as well, obviously we did not buy any as they were very expensive. And we all know how cheap (I mean frugal) Matt is.
The last stop for the tour was the Grand Bazaar. A big giant present day tourist trap. It was originally a central hub for the oriental express and trade routes. It was a giant maze of stores ...
June 30th Bulgaria – silgiri beach
[D] With the intent of passing into Turkey we headed down
the southern coast of Bulgaria to a beach called Silgiri, according to Google
there is a campsite just before the last Bulgarian town. So ambled on down and
did manage to find it after becoming concerned we had actually crossed into
Turkey. On first sight the campsite looked great, simple and not many people
there and we ...
... can't read Turkish and they do not have English sub titles. Can you believe it? The other day I bought what I thought was cream cheese but it ended up being a chemical ridden spread of some kind. It went right in the garbage and I used the container for another thing to store left overs in. The choices are very limited. I can't find a red onion for the life of me. They have lots of tomatoes, cucumbers, and olives. This is good because Max and I love these. ...
... very busy. Murat asked what we would like to eat and I suggested that he chose for us. We had a flat bread with butter and cheese to start, followed by a mixed platter of different kebabs served with chillies, grilled tomato , green salad leaves and rice. It was very tasty and we both enjoyed it. Our friends had Aryan to drink, it is very popular here, it's a mixture if yogurt and water flavored with salt, we think it might be what Les poured on his ...
... nine Islands in the Sea of Marmara also being the most touristy. During the Byzantine era the Island was a place of exile now evolved to a popular destination for the Istanbulites to escape the hectic city life. Silence rules on the Island as cars and motorized vehicles are banned!
I decide to take a stroll in the silence in search for the tranquil pine-forest. The silence is only interrupted by horse carriages ...