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... crashing out.
The first full morning in Istanbul we all had a big sleep
in. We ran into our hostel manager who is a kiwi bloke named Nathan. He is a
legend. He seemed happy to see some fellow kiwis/aussies and offered to show us
his secret breakfast spot The Heirloom. We will be forever grateful it was such
a nice place. He gave us a few pointers on the city, and after breakfast we
headed off to The Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar was ok, the ...
... I guess everyone knows that. It was spoilt just a little bit due to the ongoing call to tourists to learn about Islam. But that's ok. First rule of traveling is not judging, just accepting. I am in their country after all. Ha, I think I did learn in the Blue Mosque. So, we say 'Cheese' to make people smile for photographs, and I have heard another couple of alternatives. But what I had not heard before was "Spagetti"! An Italian group was saying it. The last visit of the ...
... airport as quickly as possible, but my baggage was delayed coming out. I had a friend waiting to meet me at the bus drop off point, so I was nervous she would leave before i got there. I exited the airport, straight into a freezing cold, horizontal downpour. I got on to the bus and sat shivering waiting for it to fill up.
The journey took longer than expected. On first sight the Turkish countryside looked like Northern ...
... well as vendors grilling golden fish and making fish sandwiches. I wish I liked fish. They looked good!
Our goal was to get to Eminonu Sq. Where all the buses and Metros converge. Our landlord, gave us a bus card which we charged with 20TL at a small convenience shop. Now we need to find our way home on the bus. First,we must find the bus station! Fortunately, an eager and friendly, young Turkish man, with out of town friends in tow, ...
Belinda: Yes the tower nearby is impressive,but I think there is a bit of hype. "the Galata Tower being one of the oldest and one of the most important towers in the world, was made by Byzantium Emperor Anastasius in 507 under the name Lighthouse Tower. The first man who flew in history, in 17th century Hezarfen Ahmet Çelebi put wooden wings on his arms and flew from the top of the Galata Tower to the Asian side and landed to ...