Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul
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We have finally arrived in Istanbul at 8pm after 3 planes 5 airports and 30 hours in transit. We are exhausted and looking forward to a good night sleep in a bed that is huge and given our state of tiredness looks like heaven. We have the day to ourselves tomorrow before we meet our tour group so we will head out to explore this bustling city. Day …
We sounded like a couple of old bags of bugs as we have got started this morning. We both have snotty runny noses, coughing, flushed cheeks and generally sounding miserable. It is the last day of our scheduled tour and a chance to put is back on an even keel and start looking toward optimum health. As has happened sometimes during the past when holidays have come around and you ...
... the sort of shouted banter across the square that you might have seen thousands of years ago.
Still trying to to see just how much of religion is really part of lives here. There's a mosque on every corner, so the call to prayer comes from every direction, amplified and eerie, but just how many respond I'm not sure. We walked past one small mosque last night, at evening prayers, and ...
... ride through
some rough weather, and an attack by bees and you have an even more
memorable (if more painful) trip.
Hot Air Balloons over Cappadoccia
It's hard to put in words how incredible the hot air ballooning trip and the sunrise viewing of balloons was during our visit to Goreme. Suffice it to say that I'm pretty sure it will say at or near the top of the list of best experiences of our entire trip.
... were faster than the buses in the city because they didn’t have to wait for traffic.
So we took the tram, and our first stop was the Blue Mosque. The whole complex was very impressive, and quite unlike anything I’d seen before, but it was closed for special prayer until 1.30pm, so we went to Hagia Sophia (just across the park with lovely fountains) in the meantime.
The buildings in Istanbul are so different, so imposing, so majestic. The ...