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... a wrap and a scarf.
Instead of catching the bus back to the hotel, Craig and I headed to the Grand Bazaar. It was really hot and as we were walking up the street we decided to stop for a beer. We went into a hotel restaurant which overlooked the pavement but when we asked for a beer they told us they couldn't supply it as it was Ramadan and we were in a very visible situation but said that if we went up to the rooftop bar on the 6th ...
... here is very effective.
Tonight we meet our group for the trip, mostly Australian and quite a few older members. They are all happy and enthusiastic, so all is good. Our director is an enthusiastic anthropologist with a sense of humour. Should be good.
Saturday saw us heading towards Gallipoli in drizzly weather. We hadn't realised the extent of the conflict until we saw the geography today. To see the site and the ...
... Istanbul we decided to grab a quick bite to eat from a small street fronted shop with tiny plastic chairs and tables spilling out onto the foot path. Being so tiny all the tables were already full but after pointing to a picture of a roll with some type of mystery meat in it which seemed to be just about the only thing this place served we were gestured to join a young-ish Turkish guy at his table. We all ate with fairly basic interactions... "where are you ...
Today has been another thoroughly enjoyable day in Istanbul! After breakfast we decided to change our plans and head down to Eminonu harbour in search of a Bosphorus cruise in order to make the most of the continuing good weather. Believe me it is not hard to find such a trip, every man and his dog is trying to sell them.
We managed to find one for 10 lira (about £3) and it was a good choice. The boat took us along the Bosphorus for about 2 hours past all the water palaces ...
... now open. All a bit pointless because when those who had been served first got back to their cars, they couldn't drive forwards, because drivers of the cars in front of them were still in the queue at the booth! What absolute chaos!
As drivers behind me were also involved, I decided to join the mayhem and got our documents checked. I handed over the identity cards for the two Germans but he would only stamp my passport and not ...
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