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ferries zoomed around the harbour. The market was jam packed so we
didn't spend too much time there, just a quick look at their
offerings. We then walked back to the ship nursing very sore feet,
but it was well worth the effort to see this area. There is a
terrific Port Lecturer on board who gives a lot of good information
for independent travellers and we've spoken to her a few times to get
... line went quite quickly and we just made it inside before the prayer time when it closes to visitors. Then we decided to chase the dream of the clotted cream and honeys this required getting over to the Asian side of Turkey across the Bosferous River. We purchased a travel card - which we eventually worked out how to purchase and caught a tram and then funicular. Before we could find the particular shop we were looking for we found a 150 yr ...
... to go from the airport. She navigated us to the hotel where we spent a quiet afternoon at the pool on the roof. How cool!!
After relaxing at the pool on the roof we walked to Janet's lawyer where after a short wait (not!) all the paperwork was signed and the deposit paid for the flat Janet was in Budapest ...
... I told my doctor that I love local markets. She told me I should make the trek out to the one in Yeşilköy. It is a bit far but not problem on public transit. We couldn't find the dolmus bus she said would take us into the market from the metro stop so we jumped in a taxi.
We walked into the hubbub and Gözleme was steaming on large griddles. We had one with cheese filling.
Yeşilköy means green ...
... and a bread roll. Once we landed in Frankfurt, we seemed to be cutting it close on time because we got through customs, security, and found our gate and it was time to get on a shuttle van to hike the rickety, metal stairs to board our much smaller airplane for the ride from Frankfurt into Istanbul. The ride only lasted 2 and a half hours. I was exhausted from the first ...