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Today we had a very early start, we woke up at 5:15 in the morning! Next we ate breakfast in shifts, the girls first, boys second. I ate my usual and then we headed back to the room to double check that everything had been packed. We ended up leaving at about 7:30 am, it took way longer than we thought! We then said goodbye to Victor our room manager and departed. We had to get our passports stamped again, so I got my third passport stamp today. ...
... cover our heads and arms. It was massive and very beautiful inside with thousands of tiles decorated with blue designs. Yarvuz informed us a bit about the Muslim faith and then gave us some time to look around. We contrasted this visit with one to the Hagia Sophia. It used to be a church, which was converted to a mosque and has since become a museum. The Muslim people were very considerate because unlike other faiths,they rarely tore down religious buildings, ...
... too was only looking at the visa and told me that it has expired. It was extended, I calmly explained, handing over the permit while pointing at the extension observation on the page next to it. Did you study? She asked. Study? I was confused about the question, I feel like a high school student confronted with a super low test score and my class teacher asking me, did you study, how come you did so poorly? What was the purpose of your trip? Oh, that, tourism. With ...
... on a place with some indoor seating to get out of the cold and went for it. The food itself was ok, Ed and Bree opted for the locally popular fish sandwich while Anna and I went with the Turkish version of fish and chips. Certainly not our best meal but it did the trick and we set back out again to continue exploring. One incredibly cool (and slightly redeeming quality for our lunch) was the fact that we had an amazing view out onto the Bosphorus. As we were enjoying our ...
... because we are trying a new line for the first time....Azamara. They come highly recommended by our good Aussi friends, Sandra and Eric, and we feel confident that they would never steer us wrong. They even said they would pay for the trip if we were not completely satisfied (just kidding about the paying part, but not about them being good friends!) To our delight, Azamara was nice to give us a free upgrade from an guarantee oceanview cabin to a balcony. We get to our room ...