Grand Merin Hotel
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... was the procedure for obtaining the key! The next problem was that the apartment we had booked was not available until the next day but they had another smaller one we could use for one night. That will have to do. We went back to the car park, about 5 minutes walk away and start to bring bags back to the apartment, it feels like hard work! After a couple if trips for us both and an extra one for Les we are installed. After tea we make lists of things that we need ...
... WC would be located. I had
patronized an ice cream stand in the fishing village so they let me
use their western toilet where I pulled of several yards of toilet
paper and stuffed them in my sack. When I came out of the ship's rest
room, which had squat toilets, I was shocked to see that all of the
passengers had disembarked, the gangway/gangplank was pulled back
onto the pier, the lines had been cast off, and that the ship was
moving away from the pier. The ...
... and mix with the locals whilst having to go on tours where he told me doing it solo would be difficult. Now my itinerary is over I couldn’t agree with him more. Especially Gallipoli, that tour gave me the overview I needed to make my adventure above possible.
Mesale Café – awesome food, Twirling Dervishes, live music, lounges, great atmosphere and great food- Awesome.
Taxsim – as the lonely planet suggests, get ...
... University (where Becca befriended a cuddly, probably germ infested, pregnant mama cat), and weaved through some alleys to the Aqueducts. We arrived at twilight for some brilliant photo opportunities. We trammed back to our area (Sultanahmet) and grabbed some dinner, and the requisite baklava before hanging out with Tony, the hostel owner, and sharing some beers - Efes is not a bad pilsner! We were able to answer the following ...
... long before the flight, the gate was bound to be quiet. Wrong. Because the gate had to be used for half a dozen other flights before mine, I wasn't even allowed near it. I was now pretty much stuck in no man's land, except that there were too many people there.
And they were loud. And they were smoking (!). And kids were crying. And I was hungry. And thirsty. And exhausted. And I felt myself slowly but surely slipping out of the ...