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... my new shoes hurt my toes!! However
the worst was the huge number of people constantly walking towards us. When we
were last in Istanbul we had been warned that much of the locals had gone back
home to the villages for the feast of Ramadan finishing – so everyone was back.
Being tired didn’t help but I can honestly say that this was the first day in
the last 3.5 months that wasn’t so great!
... on the outskirts of Istanbul and this car pulls in front of us to which Kris made some expletive remark about the driver about wanting to give him a piece of his mind. Then he realised that it was a Syrian car and said, "Oh, he's from Syria, he probably has friends with guns, I would much rather have a fight with a Turkey, no a Turkish, no wait, what do you even call someone from Turkey?" Personally, I think Kris would rather have a fight with a turkey and I would be selling ...
Istanbul, the city of the Caos.
I was thinking how to start writing about this city, how to explain those days I was there, but THERE is NOT any simple way to describe it.
My roommate in Italy ( one of them), is from Turkey, actually from Izmir, a city really far away, so when i bought my flight to the States I found out that it was a lot cheaper from Istanbul that from Madrid.
So if anyone wants to fly over America, i would totally look from ...
... tombs, Sultan Ahment Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and cargo ships plying the Marmara Sea from the top floor breakfast room. Breakfast is Turkish buffet style but isn't kept fresh enough and the coffee is so bad that we make our own in our room and bring it to breakfast. When we asked to book a for when we return in May, the manager said it would be in season and the could only discount a room 5% for us to $100 per night. Dave ...
... and skull of John the Baptist. It was interesting to go and see these relics. Photos were not allowed, so there are none posted here. The palace includes four main courtyards and several buildings. It is built on the shoreline of the Bosphorus Sea, so there is a wonderful view of the sea and of the other side of it from the palace. Topkapi means “Cannon gate.”