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... Ataturks Memorial was. After that the tour was complete, we
headed on a car ferry to Canakkale. We were pleasantly surprised to find we had
a 5 star hotel for the night. We were stoked. We had an early night because it
was pretty expensive for 1 beer.
The next morning we headed off to Troy (Troia). This was
really cool to see. Seckin really knew a lot about this and was very good
describing the history of Troia. The Trojan horse was pretty impressive. ...
... more beautiful than the Blue Mosque. Here was my chance to find out. Its a good fifteen minute walk through the narrow lanes of the old city to get there, and its a good thing because it keeps away most of the tourists. The Suleymaniye Mosque did not disappoint. It is bigger than the Blue Mosque, and the interior is decorated in beautiful pastel shades. But the best part of it is that there are very few tourists, so you feel the peace ...
... to love cats here and everyone leaves out food and shelters for them on the street.
We said goodbye to kittens and made our way to the Tram station. After some confusion we boarded and set off the Eminonu. Here we explored Yeni Camii, or new mosque, which is almost 400 years old, then went into the spice bazaar. It was crowded inside but not overwhelmingly so, and the shopkeepers weren't too pushy. The various shops sold mountains of spices and herbs, ...
... and his daughter had a volleyball tournament that evening, so Cem had to dine with us alone. We eat at Bebek Balikci, a high-end seafood restaurant in Bebek, and the food was outstanding. We had a great conversation with Cem and gained some interesting insights on Turkey as well as doing business in that part of the world. Fascinating.
On our last full day in Istanbul, we woke up to see the Celebrity Constellation docked in the bay right below our ...
... to compensate the victimisation of the poor British motorist abroad. By comparison we treat foreign roadusers so charitably!
*Istanbul with a population of 14 million is a megacity and is a challenge for both driver and navigator. The city approach lasts for ever and then suddenly the roadbook talks in terms of distances of 50 m / 90 m etc and the going gets tough. Navigating the narrow streets (many of them one way) of the old Sultanahmet District is ...