International House Istanbul
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... are pretty full already and it was more to let Craig see what an amazing place it was. We did buy a couple of gifts then we headed out the gate nearest to the Spice Market and made our way down the busy streets to the Spice Market. One of the traders in the Grand Bazaar had told me the best place to get really good Turkish Delight was near the Spice Market. I found the shop and bought some - a treat for everyone in Scotland to share.
... seemed to be fairly big. I will have to go back when I have extra time. There seems to be a lot of places selling the same things. The Spice Market was built in 1660 is also known as the Egyptian Bazaar and is where many spices were originally imported. This market was and is the centre of the Istanbul spice trade. All that touring took up till the afternoon when we left Istanbul for our 6 hour bus ride to ...
... br> There is lots of incomplete housing here, with most of the population in apartments that seem worse for wear. Though inside may be very different as there are many shops selling better quality home features. Lots of stray, mangy cats and dogs. Apparently they are collected, vaccinated, desexed then returned to the streets for the community to feed them. They are not euthanised, evidence would suggest the desexing program is not going too well.
... feat of engineering. I also had a good laugh comparing Lauren to Medusa: check out the photo.
This evening we visited a restaurant that's already become our favourite and the kebabs were again good and the waiters very friendly.
Tomorrow is our last full day in Istanbul as we leave for Dubai on Thursday (just a short one night stop on our way to Mumbai). I'll be sad to leave but I'm certain we'll be back at some point in the future.
... and waved us on! Obviously they had just needed to match face to photo!
We decided to take the Germans all the way to Istanbul, about 300km - maybe get some karma credits! They were ok, just not as much fun as the Aussie and Brit we had taken before. Interestingly enough, both couples were travelling on 10 Euros a day...and we thought we were doing it tough!
The Turkish countryside was dry and parched, the fields quite ...