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How many people have used that subject line for their blog from Istanbul, I wonder? You know, one of the earliest things I remember hearing about Turkey was that song (Istanbul Not Constantinople) because my grade 6 music teacher used to make us sing along to it...along with Eye of the Tiger and the War of 1812 (which was our favourite, as I recall …
... takes pictures--because its one of the most beautiful things on this planet. There's also a nice restaurant and snack bar right there so you can sip on some super delicious Turkish black tea and relish in the pure gorgeous-ness of the Bosphorus. Did I mention that it was a lovely, sunny day? =)
Then Dr. Ryder decided he wanted us to sing for the people of Istanbul. Oscar helped us out and asked a local ...
... cold,....I mean COLD! It was freezing! Yet, it felt incredible.So,...we went back and forth between the two pools, ending with the cold one.I felt AMAZING!
After the pools, we were separated, and led to our massages. The woman that did mine was incredible. It was just head, neck, shoulder, and back,....but it was soooooo good, and just what the doctor ordered after all of the LONG bus rides.
Finally, we showered, got dressed, and literally ...
... at home, most businesses are oligopolies.
But anyways, now I'm just sortof hanging out in the dorm. It's breezy today, which is lovely. I've been keeping in contact with some friends back at Purdue & they keep telling me how it's 60 degrees there. Also kindof sad that I missed the Notre Dame game, but you give some & you take some. Although I miss the lifestyle at Purdue, I'm glad that I've decided to do this. I've already had a few ...
... bargaining begins. They normally inflate the price by 50% or more so it can take some time to come to a fair price. Once a price is accepted by both sides it is considered very rude if you then walk away (not that we did).
On our last full day in Istanbul we headed for Topkapi Palace, which was occupied by the sultans of the Ottoman Empire until the 19th century. The haram and the religious treasures were the most interesting to see. The haram ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet