Radisson Blu Hotel, Ankara
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... call to board the train. Another mad scramble - storage space is at a premium in the compartments so you need to be there to get your bags stowed away. And I found myself sharing with 3 blokes, all from Shiraz though only two were travelling together, all going to Turkey looking for work - it transpired much later because not a word of English among them.
We had the dinner that the attendant distributed and then settled down to sleep having made up our bunks. I had ...
... at the US Embassy because the schedule was “full”. Ria had some documents notarized by a Turkish notary and walked with me over to her guy. He told us he could only notarize Turkish/English translations. For a signature notary, I would have to have it done at a US Embassy or Consulate for it to be recognized in the US. That is what I had thought but it was good to have it confirmed. There are many Apple re-sellers in Istanbul but ...
... wasting time with you.
We headed for the Blue Mosque first and they have signs directing the visitors plus pictures of acceptable and unacceptable dress for men and women - below knees and shoulders covered for both and hair covered for ladies. Derek, Ros and I were fine (Ros had leant me a scarf) but Jim and Amber had to have sarongs to cover their legs - which the mosque kindly supplied so no one needed to be excluded. We had to take our shoes off and they ...
... 400 years (1465-1856). As well as a royal residence, the palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments. The palace complex consists of courtyards and many smaller buildings. At its peak, the palace was home to as many as 4,000 people, and it contained mosques, a hospital, bakeries, and a mint. We spent a considerable part of the day visiting as much as we could (we skipped the Harem house, since we pretty ...
... searching for Marion in all those woven baskets?! I totally forgot it was Friday afternoon, just when the mosques empty of Muslim worshippers, or that one of Istanbul's largest mosques is strategically sited between the Galatia Bridge and the Spice Market. So I enjoyed an interfaith moment with about 4,000 devout Muslims, the men with their prayer beads and the women partially or completely covered in the heavy folds of their black burkas ...