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After an initial rejection by a rather large Turkish taxi driver in front of one of the ferry stations, we were able to find a taxi to take us to Taksim Square. Taksim square is the heart of modern Istanbul. Physically, it is a large circle surrounded by modern hotels, shops and historical edifices. In the middle is Independence Monument that commemorates the Republic's founder Kemal Ataturk. To the north is the Ataturk Cultural Center. To the south is ...
... saw me was equally
surprised. I walked to the edge of the ship and figured that I could
jump to the pier with a running start even though I had a 10 pound
pack with photographic gear that unbalanced things. Anyway, I ran and
jumped, landed on the pier and walked away while watching the ship
head out into the Bosphorous. Note: Prior to leaving for Europe I
purchased a 30 day $1M medical evacuation policy in case things like
this did not end up well.
... rgb(37, 37, 37); font-family: sans-serif;"> Since aslan ("lion") is a Turkish colloquial metaphor for a strong, courageous man, this gives the term a meaning close to "the milk for the ...
... 305;n the palace, Martyn ınıtıally thought thıs Sultan guy was a legend but then ımagıned all the mıther he would get from 500 women!
Hopıng to pop across to Asıa tomorrow to see the other part of Istanbul, maybe a boat tour and definitely another £1.00 kebab.
Meal score - Marts 1 Shelly 2 - Smoked Aubergine and Chıcken wınnıng best meal so far!
Next stop Indıa....................
Fri, Nov 29
Today would be the first of 3 travel days to go home. Today's journey would be by "Marshrutka" or Russian for "Van" from the capital of Armenia to the capital of Georgia. I was happy that the Marshrutka left right on time at 10am. I had heard they sometimes wait until they fill up as a couple that tried to get a 7:30 am van last week told me they waited 2.5 hours, but the van was quite full and the passengers were verbally complaining when the driver ...