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... was a truly memorable experience.
I fear for Turkey - that it will become another Iran where a once democratic country gets taken over by religious extremists. I hope it never comes to that. At the moment it is democratic, forward thinking and a very safe place to visit. Never once did we feel threatened or in danger.
The last word - I need to cover the animal situation. Dogs and cats are everywhere, not only in Istanbul but in most ...
Mary, Jane, Leroy and I will go on an Istanbul Eats walk this morning, ending up with lunch. Probably need a nap after that, if not, will wander around some more.
... when the time came.
Our entire journey through buying a visa (by the way, bring American dollars or Euros, that's all they accept for payment when acquiring a visa), going through customs, and passport control solidified in my mind that Amir was a great guy. He went out of his way to help others, and I ended up doing him a favor by finding someone to exchange his British Pounds into Euros. I can't lie and say my feelings of uneasiness ...
... get the different perspectives at the school. They gave a presentation about Turkish Education. They were very hospitable. We learned about the differences in their education system. One girl expressed her opinions about the unfair perception that Westerners have about female dress and disposition within Istanbul. She highlighted how in reality, Istanbul is extremely diverse and in fact some of the skirts that girls wear here are in even shorter than you would see in the ...
... electronics hub, and I managed to find two places that could repair the laptop and camera for about ₤90 total, which is pretty good considering the excess for insurance is ₤70 in itself! Whilst waiting for the camera to get repaired, we went and smoked some Shisha, a must do whilst in Turkey. Picking up the camera, I was happily surprised to see that they’d done a stellar job, and replaced the lens with a new one (getting rid of some of the scratches on it too!) ...