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... br> and suitcases, carryon luggage and little idea where we were going, trying to
middle our way through gay pride activists and riot police to the bus stop. At
one point we hit a dead end at a police barricade so close to the square, which
finally opened up so to let the Water Cannon truck through. At that moment
everybody started coughing….we caught the back end of some tear gas. We gapped
it through the crowd and finally made it through the crowd to ...
... nevertheless, I ended up smoking it for over an hour. Its amazing how pervasive smoking is in this culture. Families were ordering hookah, and in a specific incident, the parents had the children take their pictures smoking the nargile. Its not like my dad did not smoke when we were around, but usually he would "need a walk". :) That pretty much caps of last evening. It was raining heavily, and I am glad it held back until I reached the hostel. ...
... famous landmarks, that I was witnessing something really special here.
Although we were starting to fade, we decided to be brave and explore the Grand Bazaar. Thankfully it wasn't as busy as expected, although the shopkeepers here were more pushy. When we walked past they'd shout ' Swedish ? Finnish ? Australian? '. When we said that we were visiting from New Zealand, you'd hear a whole chorus of 'Kia Ora Bruv !'. Felt just like home. Ha ! The Bazaar ...
... invigorating experience lasted about an hour and a half, and all four of us absolutely loved it.
Excerpt from Sam Jackson's Journal:
When we were visiting Istanbul I knew it was going to be amazing because it was my birthday. First we got to our rental apartment. My room was called the sultans nook (my dad called it good marketing but I thought that it was amazing) which had drapes and dramatic lighting. Sadly we had to postpone ...
... Ladies beach is everything you would expect of the Mediterranean, not sand, massive crowds and wind chop waves only , that said, all a bit of fun and worth experiencing. We have dropped in for gelato turkey style, and will jump back on board the Norwegian spirit shortly. We saw the Norway mascot this morning, and keeping my eye out for it ...