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... morning and met our tour guide Seckin
at our hostel. It was only us on the tour which was nice because we could make
space on the bus where we all had a big sleep.
We arrived at Gallipoli and we instantly overcome with a
strange feeling. Being at a place so important to our country, half way across
the world, was a feeling hard to describe. Everybody was pretty emotional. We
stopped at Anzac Cove first. To see how small this place was it really ...
... my belt, I won't count myself in their numbers yet. But one day, hopefully I will. BTW, as I am at the bar, there is the group of 12 people eating together at a table. I didn't pay too much attention to them at the start, but I was interested when I realized they were from one of those small group tour companies. I was seriously considering doing Turkey with them. But now that I am looking at the group, I am glad I am at the bar alone and not at the table with them! ...
... trip so far. What should have been a ½ cab ride turned into a 2 hour ride. Fortunately, it was a prearranged amount. I was glad that I had prepped the kids about Istanbul. We were leaving one of the newest most modern cities in the world to go to one of the oldest cities in the world. The juxtaposition could not have been greater.
We arrived at our hotel the Galata 1875 around 4:00 starving. The long, bumpy, twisting turning horn honking jerky ...
... 304;znik tiles, which have a blue tint. From there, we walked over to the beautiful Hagia Sofia. The extraordinary spaciousness of this famous church-turned-mosque-turned museum is hard to overstate. Downstairs, the building is largely empty, but we found many glittering mosaics in the galleries upstairs, including several of Jesus, which had been there since the time it was a church. To the credit of those who converted the building, they respected the artwork ...
... thorough that despite having 3 huge lines behind and around us we were the last ones through to the gate. I didn't blame him, the whole Schengen visa thingy is quite confusing and we'd done a couple of weeks in the UK which made it harder to figure out.
After an hour and a half we arrived in Belgrade for our connecting flight to Istanbul, which had been delayed by 45 minutes. After another hour and a half flight we arrived in Istanbul. We lined up at immigration ...