Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... 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 ...
... either that or they all know I need some extra learning. Lucky she is nice and we all had a laugh, she is a note taker so maybe I will check with her when I need to know something.
First off this morning we walked down to the Topkapi Palace museum. Yep I was really excited about that. It started well when we looked at all the clothes and the jewellery, they had an 84 carot diamond and a emerald encrusted dagger, they were ...
... or altar. Our next top was the Hagia Sofya. This museum looks as though it was once a mosque. We walked around the outside but didn't go in as we have seen enough museums. The next stop was the Sultans Palace. We queued for more than half an hour, again in the rain and paid the equivalent of 18 euros each to see this palace. It was a bit of a disappointment as there weren't any displays that showed how they lived. The ...
... a Turkish navy museum and there is an old mine laying ship at the dock and the park itself is filled with guns and anchors and things. Again it was a nice outlook and it was warm so after a wander we sat here for awhile. While chatting we realised Elysia had left her phone charger at the hotel so are confirming they had it we hopped in a taxi and picked it up. We then had time for some shopping and a late lunch before meeting back at the tour office. The ferry ride was ...
... would seem that's far from an isolated incident. Lane markings are, apparently, purely decorative. Indicators? What are they? I think they treat them in the same way as Christmas lights and use them once a year, maybe. - Customer service. Hahahahaha no you can't have any of that, you dumb foreigner. I have heard lots of people say that the Turkish people are lovely, friendly etc etc. Sadly it would seem that in big cities ...
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