Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Song of the day: Inshallah - Eskimo Joe
In third world traffic
I'm dead amongst the static
It's coming through my ears
With a prayer mat at your feet
And a smoke that tastes so sweet
You can forget about the one's asleep
If only for one week
At an …
... would've thought it would be in Greece! Two hours later we touched down in Istanbul. It was a very busy airport but well organised and after passing through passport control with no dramas we were on our way to the hotel. It was nice to have things go smoothly at the airport. After the stress of catching the bus in Athens we decided to catch a cab to our hotel this time. The driving over here is insane! I am not a very good passenger (just ask Matt) so the trip for me ...
We began our day with a traditional Turkish breakfast of boiled eggs, feta cheese, tomato, bread and some type of meat. It was pretty good actually! With Tuesday being market day in Kadikoy, we thought we might catch the bus there for a look. That proved pretty difficult as no one spoke any English! However, we managed to buy a ticket and catch the right bus there. A lady gestured for us to follow her when we got off the bus, so we did. We went through ...
Today was the day that we were going to Bursa and Ulu Da. We were going there to see snow!❄⛄ We went to Bursa by ferry. Everybody had to wake up early in the morning because the ferry left at 7:30 a.m. We arrived at Bursa around 9⃣o'clock. We had to take a bus and a train to get to the city of Bursa. Then, we had to walk a really long distance to get ...
... guys and girls that we were with (I feel like a giant here it's bizarre). The brother of the friend I swear is a Turkish version of the little brother in the Disney channel movie Motocrossed (if you know who I'm talking about I love you). They were such fun dancers and the club played Elvis and jailhouse rock. We are hoping to have them show us the city more! We found our way back to the hotel with no problem and slept like babies.
This morning we woke up and ...