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... least not quite as tired. I’m still tired but it felt good to stretch my legs.
Impressions of Istanbul so far? It’s loud and crowded and has a lot of smokers. I took a right outside the hotel and found myself in a maze of shops. Not a maze really, because I was too afraid of getting lost so I stuck to right and left turns only with no deviations. I picked out landmarks so I’d remember where to turn. My first turn was at this ...
... geholt, wo nee Tee nur 1 lira kostet :) gegen 4 machen wir uns auf in Richtung pierre lotti Aussichtspunkt. Wunderschön, leider total voll. Und schon ist der Tag wieder rum. Ich bin früh im Hostel, bin auch ziemlich geschafft. Sortiere mich und meint Sachen um morgen dann nochmal die Touristensachen zu machen: blaue Moschee, hagia Sofia, Gewürzbazaar. Unglaublich finde ich, wie so eine riesige Stadt, so grandios blaueswasser erhalten kann. Die bucht ist so unglaublich ...
... the middle of Turkey to a fascinating place called Cappadocia. The guy we bought our bus tickets from assured us we would have time for a detour in Pamukkale (4 hours in to our drive) to see the calcium travertine pools but by the time we arrived we only had 45 minutes. Chip and Michael decided to pay the entrance fee, take off their shoes and run up, down, and around Pamukkale taking pictures for us girls to see. By the time they ...
... Yay! We found a local kebab shop which had the pick and choose option. We decided to sit down and eat and we ordered kebabs, tabouli and hummus. It was so yummy and so cheap, only 35 liras! We really enjoyed this meal. It was a long day, so back to the hotel to unwind and an early night.
Sunday, 8 April 2012
We decided to do the Basilica Cistern this morning. I really enjoyed this site and amazing to see that they built this 1300 ...
... As it turns out, the legendary region of Cappadocia, located in central Turkey, is geographically isolated and a bit hard to get to. We resigned ourselves to a 10hr bus ride into the interior deciding this was preferred (not to mention cheaper) than flying back up to Istanbul and then out and back to Turkey's central moonscape.
We also ...
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