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... found it more beautiful than the ornate mosques. We then started walking through the neighborhood of uskudar. We noticed that there are many cats around and kittens. We walked through some beautiful markets on the way to lunch. There are lots of fish markets with beautiful fish displayed. There was also an organ meats market with all of the body parts of sheep and cows for purchase. We then went for lunch to a very ...
... t know. The traffic is insane, that's probably the only word to describe it. The road layout in the old town seems to be roughly based on a bowl of spaghetti, and yet people drive around there in trucks and busses like they're qualifying for an F1 GP. The stray animals are everywhere. Cats and dogs roam the streets in every corner and every area. The locals don't give them a second glance. The night shift worker at our hotel, Murat, told me ...
... were sunflowers everywhere. Very soon we found our way to the motorway (E80) as we had taken a minor border crossing and it certainly paid off.
Truck days (days just spent travelling) are always interesting for two reasons. Firstly of course you are travelling and getting a chance to see somewhere new. The landscapes change all the time as do things like the flora, fauna, villages etc… The rolling hills ...
... getting lost in the maze like corridors, before emerging out of a random exit. I was approached by a Turkish guy who wanted to discuss beards. Inevitably the conversation moved towards his shop. I was about to issue my usual "no, thanks" but I decided that it might be fun to take a look at his spice shop in a bit more detail. My new found friend led me through his array of spices, offering me a little to try of each, before we moved on to the teas. As well as the ...
... with the area. Following the tram line to Sultanhamet there were cafes and restaurant places open but the money exchange places were shut.
I found one and exchanged my last Bulgarian Lev. Before exchanging a 100 euro note I wanted to find other exchanges to make sure I was gettting a good rate as it was a large amount.