Hotel Pera Capitol
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It is my last day here (Im coming back for a short stopover on the way home) so I thought I would finish with my impressions of the place.
It has been a great holiday so far, they all are in their own way.
Transport in Turkey is good. I have had no trouble getting where I wanted to go. Most cases I booked the bus the day before I wanted to travel. Some days I booked and got straight on. You have to remember I am before the high season, in about a ...
... my shoulders, head and my waist as I had shorts on Gary wasn't allowed in ad he had shorts on also not sure why but they didn't offer him a skirt. Time to head back to our hotel to meet the rest of our group we decided to get a taxi again and it was every bit as terrifying as the morning experience, we did however survive so now off for a well deserved drink and to thank God or is it Allah who watches over people in this part of the world that we survived a Turkish Taxi ...
... you are still allowed to enter and photograph the interior, though you are asked to respect the Muslims who have come in to prey - you have to remove your shoes, cover your heads and legs if you wore shorts. The vast domes and open space will leave them with a sense of awe.
After the Mosque we have another short walk to the amazing church of Hagia Sophia ( pronounced Aya Sohpia). This is possibly the most important architectural monument in the city. It was built in 537 AD. ...
Arrived safely-what a haul. Aircraft is most impressive, but too many hours in flight.
Managed the metro in and shopped for breakfast already. Strawberries are beautiful.
Ready to stay put the week and spend a lot of time walking!
Already getting to know locality. Notice lots of smokers, and lots of street cats!
We will get the camera out ...
... and people mingle VERY closely. What a dance!!! The survival of the fittest! Or fastest? or...is it the biggest?? motor scooters weave down a street full of pedestrians like an animal...Trucks, cars and buses drive maniacally fast if there is a 50 yard opening...for fear they might lose that possibility! No Southern politeness here! An opening through the traffic? Run through that opening! It may be your only chance. We are having our rental car deliver here ...