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... of Turkey whıch ıs largely undeveloped) and an uncountable number of refugees.
Yesterday Brett and I went to the Asıan sıde to meet wıth hıs frıend from Unıversıty, Burock (sp?). From my tıny experıence ın both halves, I lıke the asıan sıde better. Much much better. Food was better and cheaper, I had Turkısh coffee out of a gorgeous Ottoman-style coffee set (pıctures to come), fewer ...
... a tourist lost his life, the site was closed for refurbishment and what a great job they have done. The whole site has been enclosed in an amazing Eco friendly and Eco neutral building that is a testament to great architecture. Not only is the building built of sustainable materials but also because of its engineering, it never needs to be heated or cooled, maintaining even temperature all year round. Also the roof is designed to capture ...
... and funicular but we found it easily. Sue started shopping whilst Richard tried to change some Aussie currency into Turkish lira in a bank. This did not go well as after a 30min wait we were told they don't exchange Aussie currency. Then Richard decided it was time to find a coffee shop with wireless .. easier said than done as well, but managed to in the end. This turned out to be a great cafe (a two-coffee shopping wait, according to Richard) ...
... Samsun on the Black Sea coast, which will be a new city for us. Hooray for more airplanes :)
Quote/Sales pitch of the day:
John and I are walking back to the hotel from the Basilica Cistern.
Carpet salesman: "Hello, we have very nice carpets, please come in, they are very nice."
John: "No, thank you." We both keep walking.
Carpet salesman, calling after us: "Why not 'Yes, thank you?' Sir?"
One of the more entertaining pitches we've heard so far :)
... seen (or heard of) last time I was in Istanbul, but it was in a book I read so I wanted to check it out. Dan Brown included it in his book Inferno and made it sound really cool. He wasn’t wrong. It’s this massive cistern that used to hold water for the whole city back in the fifth century. It is a huge room filled with 336 columns, and about two feet of water through the whole thing. At times back in the day it was ...