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... Bosphorous Bridge.
The Anatolian Fortress
On the Asia side of the Bosphorus, directly across from the Rumeli Fortress, is the Anatolian Fortress, which was built by Mehmet’s great-grandfather Sultan Bayezid I in 1394. Anatolia is the name of the territory that constitutes Asian Turkey. Bayezid built the fortress on the ruins of a Temple of Uranus, and I am not ******** you. (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.) The fortress serves as a backdrop for ...
... maps because the GPS was next to useless.
... there are road rules but it would be difficult to know. What they are from watching the traffic - drivers certainly don't seem to understand 'melding' and it is a free for all when 2 lanes merge into 1 - drivers are not adverse to taking on a bus or a tram either so it can be quite messy deciding who is going where - amusing to watch from the safety of our big bus but no way that I would drive in ...
... crumbling in lots of places, but some areas that have withstood time are currently being restored. The wall used to have a moat, which is now leased to families in small sections to farm. It was interesting to see people out tending their very small patch of crops squeezed between a busy road and an ancient wall. We then drove along the Golden Horn inlet to the ...
... but doused a rich broth nevertheless. Tasty.
Kumpir is a large baked potato which they stuff with ingredients of your choosing, butter, egg plant, mushroom, etc, etc. We had these at two places but the best was from the place by the Sultanahmet tram stop, next to the McDonald's.
Gözleme is hand-rolled dough filled with various toppings, sealed, and cooked over a griddle. Lahmacun is, a round thin piece of ...