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... Anyway we both got fed for a total of 20TL AU$11, no alcohol was served at the place we chose.
Then, it was time to leave. In summary, the island is fairly quiet except for the horses. There were several large homes on the island, many of which had swimming pools - probably holiday houses for the wealthy city folk. It certainly is a quiet retreat. In the future, it would be preferable to unwind here for a couple of days.
The trip back was uneventful. Lots ...
... said that the country is 90% Islam and that only about 6-7% are what we would call devout. 7. Turkey is the only Islamic country with a secular constitution in the world. Then we went to the Topkapi Sarayi Muzesi or the Topkapi Palace Museum. This palace was the home for the Sultans of Turkey for four centuries. The two videos I posted feature Oscar and how he explained the palace. The palace was beautiful. It had a wonderful view ...
... Turkey. Their parents seemed oblivious to their children's bad behaviour. It is the first time I have noticed this in a race of people.
The highs and lows in Istanbul
1. Eating with the locals in a back street on our way to the Grand Bazaar
2. Purchases - turkish carpets , ceramic salad bowl and nic naks that we will treasure forever
3. Meeting a beautiful Turkish couple and their adorable daughter in a fabulous street side restaurant. I ...
... or development sites and of course everything grinds to a halt, but it must be fascinating to be a part of it. They’re constructing a new Metro line at the moment and when it’s finished Yusuf said it will be like a museum because they are keeping many of the artefacts in situ.
First stop was the Roman hippodrome which was the site of chariot races and was part of a huge complex at the top of one of Istanbul’s seven hills, part of ...
... we were informed that all flights were full and we were crazy to be traveling during the holidays! Funny since we had called the day before and the fights supposedly looked "good" for standby. Luckily our next option, Lufthansa, was much more optimistic and put us on a late evening flight but that meant a 9 hour layover :-(......nothing too surprising for this crew. Bags were ...