Taksim Gonen Hotel
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My next to last day in Istanbul and it is time to do the tourist thing, so I head to one of the must do things, which is the Galata Tower. It is a medieval stone building, built in 1348, and is a good place to look down on Istanbul and take photos, if you have a stomach for heights. It is quite pricey for Istanbul, at about $12.50 for a few minutes at the top, but it is worth it for the small thrill of standing on a narrow ledge hundreds of feet in the air ( and at least you ...
... Anyway, at dinner this cute little kitty came under the table (we were on the patio right by the street) and started meowing all sad. It was so cute and I felt so bad I just couldn't resist. I threw a bit of meat down on the ground and from then on it stayed put and patiently waited to see if there would be more. I'm sure the restaurant wouldn't be thrilled by this but I just couldn't resist. We joked that our friend Jamie would've probably ordered a whole meal for it and ...
After a very long series of flights (Sydney-Melbourne-Kuala Lumpur-Dubai-Istanbul) we finally arrived Monday evening...which was actually 2am Tuesday Sydney time...so we had a quick walk around the cobbled streets, a couple of duty free gins and juice (no tonic in sight) and dropped into bed at our lovely little hotel overlooking the Sea of Marmara. Breakfast was an array of ...
... with an air of apology for very existence. The King obliges. Back at the man with a gun, there's another two-minute pause while our documents are discussed... and then the barrier lifts! The road on the Turkish side is incredible. Wide, fast and empty. We speed through to Kirkareli and then on to the other side. As we do, the sky turns the most terrifying black colour away to our right. It's about twenty miles to the main ...
The cruise ship arrived at Dock at 9am (1 hour later than expected!). We agreed to see the acropolis first to avoid most of the queues, we first went to the new acropolis museum, that actually had parts of the Parthenon, (did you know it was once a Christian church, then a Muslim mosque when the Ottomen Turks invaded) and the statues of the gods and goddess. Then we began to walk toward the acropolis. After ...