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At 1:15 a.m we boarded the plane✈ After 45 minutes the plane left. When the plane was airborne , I watched some movies some which were Sofia the First, Despicable Me and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. During the flight, the stewards and stewardess served us some supper and breakfast. Supper was kofta with rice and vegetables. The kofta was finger-licking good but I ...
... or carved out places to live. Just in the Cappadoccia region there is said to be over 1,000 Christian churches. That said some of the ones we went into were no larger than the average lounge room. We went inside a few and there are original frescos of Jesus, the Apostles etc and even St George slaying the dragon. Quite surreal. When Islam rose these caves were still mostly preserved other than some of the expected natural decay.
... all of the boat traffic on the Bosphorus strait, most of it ferries carrying people and cars between Europe and Asia.
The cruise line threw a lovely lunch in Jacques, the French restaurant, for the continuing passengers. I had a cold pineapple soup with toasted coconut, and a salad Nicoise. I finished up with Passion Fruit sorbet, my number one favorite dessert!
I worked on my blog a bit, catching up finally. It won't ...
... the Grand Bazaar. Walking from the ferry landing to the Bazaar, for the first time on our trip, I felt as if I were in a foreign country. the streets were crowded with people, flags covered the streets to help create some shade, women walked wearing burkas, men with long beards congregated on street corners, young men pushed large carts up and down side streets, and the call to prayer echoed off the walls of buildings as each of the three nearby ...
... me "Barbie" !!! We decided to try the local recommendation of "Testi Kebabs". As you can imagine we were a bit worried about what it was ! Thankfully it turned out to be quite a dramatic dish of Beef, Chicken & vegies cooked in a pottery urn totally sealed. It comes out on a flaming tray, they then remove the pot and make great drama about knocking the sealed top off with a large knife, then they pour it into a bowl at ...
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