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We had to be up early at the Hotel Conrad today to get to the Topkapi Palace by 8.15 to try and beat the queues to see the most popular historic building in Istanbul. Even at that time we had to queue for 20 minutes to get in to this extensive palace overlooking the Bosphorous built during the 15th century by the Ottoman sultans. The Treasury building is one of a series of pavilions in courtyards with gardens which contains golden jewel encrusted swords and ornaments ...
... staff. I have just worked out we have only had one night's horizontal sleep in a bed since leaving home on Sunday afternoon. Allowing for time differences and having gained nine hours so far we have been away 97 hours and had one proper sleep. Tomorrow our tour of the rest of Turkey begins with no air travel for a week which should see us get back to "normal" a bit.
We walked up to the Blue Mosque. We were prime targets for hawkers selling books and postcards. When ...
... steep hill to the hotel. This walk took us along stores, in between parked cars and between narrow openings, all the while I was trying to keep from rolling down the hill with my giant pack. But eventually we made it to the hotel, checked in, dropped off our bags and got a great dinner across the road. We sat outside and watched the street in front of our hotel. It was a two was road which was only wide enough for 1 car. This road had a blind corner and ...
... pay the man because he was frustratingly manipulative, forceful and insistent, but the Turkish man pulled out the “oh, but my babies! I have so many babies at home” line.
We climbed a section of the ancient Walls of Constantinople which run around the city. It gave us the right elevation for an excellent view, and the climb was very narrow, precarious and fun (actually, I don’t think Cameron and Graham thought it was the latter)! The boys ...
... Its harder than ıt sounds I promise, there are LOADS of mosques!
The blue mosque ıs very nıce.... and bıg! Shelly had to wear a head scarf to protect her modesty (hahaha) and we both had to take our shoes off and carry them around ın a provıded grocerıes bag!
The grand bazaaar and spıce marke were next on the lıst, Shelly made us go ın every lamp shop where the shopkeepers kept standıng on them to prove ...