The Istanbul EDITION
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
random pictures from a sunday afternoon/evening in istanbul...my favorite city in the world!
Leb i derya: two locations with amazing views of the Bosphorus, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace (and an excellent risotto of course)
Develi: amazing Turkish …
... It's all written down for her, nice and neat, and SIMPLE.
So what does the stupid woman do. Tell me there's a 0630hrs departure on the same day. I lose the plot and shriek "No...I want the 1500hrs". She slams her hand down on the counter in anger and starts mouthing off to her two female colleagues who have been spectating. I'm just about to punch my fist through the glass and throttle her when her mate steps in and tells her to shift, in a way that I ...
... Istanbul, gazing out the window as the vegetation became less dry and slowly developed into a European green. After sitting at the back of the bus for a few hours and nibbling away at food offered to us by the Turkish family beside us, we suffered the hour-long ordeal of crossing the Turkish border and entering a new frontier; a place we'd only ever dreamed about, and even then, it was only one of those strange dreams you get when you eat too much cheese. We were ...
... bed and read a book. Mom and I had a busy month and before that was also crazy busy for me, I decided the next couple days would be able resting, and catching up on my blog. I had a week to kill before going to Greece to meet up with some Moose Jaw people for my friend Maren's wedding in Santorini. I knew I wouldn't be keeping up with my blog then, so I had better catch up. The next couple days were filled with blogging, sleeping, reading and walking ...
... and soon the bus was rolling along on the freeway north of the sea, heading westward to Istanbul.
We crossed into Europe on the upper bridge on the Bosphorus. We were intrigued by this as the bus station was well south of the lower bridge and this was late in the evening on a Sunday. Istanbul's bus station was not as impressive as Ankara's and it appeared as if it was in need of a major extension and renovation. The bus had to negotiate through long tracks ...
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- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center