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We also traveled around the Golden Horn and saw the Galata tower from where the Ottoman scientists were apparently the first people to master heavier than air flight. True story… in 14?? an Ottoman bloke strapped himself to a set of wings and launched himself from the top of the Galata Tower. He flew right across the Bosphorus and never flew again. They also experimented with some gunpowder powered rockets ...
... I think it will really go to his head and that Giddy will have a total conniption! We will keep you posted.
After dinner Keith and I decided to skip the show and had a lot of fun dancing at the 2 different bars. The music isn't bad even if they haven’t heard of Abba. When we asked the German band to play something in English, we ended up dancing to a medley of “O Happy Day", “The River of Babylon” and “He has the whole world in his ...
... we have had.
First stop was the Grand Bazaar - a shoppers heaven. As we are shopped out it was a wonderful experience just looking at the array on offer. Did buy two tiles we can use in our new home.
Then off for an hour long cruise along both sides of the Bosphorus Waterway - it was a gorgeous sunny day and it was a great opportunity for a different perspective of this beautiful city.
Then back to the old city for lunch - and a busy afternoon - with visits to 3 ...
... are a shower of *******s. 6 days without my luggage and no contact or feedback from them on the whereabouts of my luggage. Wouldn’t **** on them if they were on fire.
This place is full of kitties. They run this town. There is a park that is entirely comprised of cats. It is like being on some adorable, diseased safari. There are also loads of stray dogs. No need to buy pets here. Just go to a park and take home a stray.
This is not profound or ...
The sun is out and the plan is to hit the Bosphorus to capitalise on the weather, via the Hagia Sophia. The queues are more epic than the ones at Istanbul airport, and that's saying something - do NOT ever try and go between 9:30-12. Instead we head to the Spice (or Egyptian) Bazaar, and after finding ourselves lost in a maze of leopard print underwear stalls and questionable wedding dress choices, we find it. Our guidebooks say you're under ...