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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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As out tour guide was late arriving yesterday, our group meeting was Scheduled for today at 8am. We had breakfast first then headed to the foyer for the meeting. We met our guide, Yarvuz, who seemed to be quite entertaining. He warned us it was going to be a full on week as we were covering a large distance and doing many things in this time. We started the tour, with a day around Istanbul. Firstly we visited the Blue Mosque. This mosque is still in use and we ...
... This is a specialty in Capadoccia, where this family is from, and they have adapted the recipe. It is served with a flare, literally! See the photos. :) While in the restaurant, we get an email message from Erhan that there has been a mixup and he does not have a. Room for us at his other house, so he has moved our bags back to the original house! He says, "please don't hate me!" We are ok with it as long as we can keep the fan. :) Since it late when we finish, we head home by ...
Well we finally got our stuff shipped, flat checked out, and remaining stuff either given to family members (thank you) or dropped off at the local charity shop. As is always the way with these things, even though we knew that there was a deadline, stuff was still being done Friday morning. Luckily through the miracle that is the internet we can still do things on the road. It was a stressful week (polite understatement).
... and very modern but very friendly and liberal minded people. Day one we drove to Gallipoli. A big day with 4 hour drive down and another 4 back. (Our guide was a lady who does not support the current Prime Minister because he is changing the culture back to a more traditional Islamic country. You see very few women with full burkas and only the older females with the scarfs, but she and most young people are worried) You have to see Gallipoli ...
... to, luckily all in walking distance from one another. As we were walking to the Blue Mosque we were stopped by a friendly local man who informed us that the mosque would be closed for the next 2 hours for prayer time. Conveniently ;) he also happened to work at a travel agency and talked us into coming by his shop to plan out the rest of our time in Turkey. We ended up chatting with one of his colleagues for over an hour sorting out ...