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Like our last day in Rome, this was another day of walking for the record books. Wanting to make the most of our time in Istanbul, the Fit Bit has us with a whopping 12.63 miles today!
While we didn't walk there, we did decide to start our day by catching a ferry to the Western edge of the Asian continent, thus marking the third continent …
I think that Istanbul was one of those places where I had much more of a feel for the history going in then what to expect from modern day Istanbul. I could have told you more about Constantinople's founding and the construction of the Haghia Sofia than anything regarding the modern day city. That self professed semi-ignorance if anything made …
Bolu to Istanbul was to be a handy enough ride of 160 miles or so. As we got closer to the city the temperature started to rise as did the levels of traffic we had to deal with.
Before the bridge over the Bosphorus we must have filtered our way through six or seven miles of stationary traffic. By now the temperatures were up at 30C and the bikes were enjoying it as little as the riders were. Once we crossed the bridge and turned off towards the Fatih area and ...
... a cable car up to a small cafe on top of a nearby hill. We had great views of Istanbul. We also had Turkish coffee and tea while we took in the views. Mr. Zorba said after you finish your coffee you are supposed to turn the cup over on the saucer and wait ten or fifteen minutes. After you wait you turn the cup back over and read the coffee grounds in the bottom of the cup. I didn't see much mine but there are people who make money reading your coffee grounds. For lunch ...
... at outside at 15 lira was 30 lira there.
Finally came the last night of Chinese dinner and well semi goodbyes. I must say this trip was really enjoyable made more possible by the very young and even old but youthful group of people. Who is still socializing even onboard the flight now. There was the family of 4 - uncle successfully retired businessman with his wife, daughter siau yen (34, accountant) and god ...
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Great hotel, wonderful staff and great service! We enjoyed our stay thoroughly and recommend upgrading to one of the spacious suites!
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