Faros Hotel Sirkeci
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- Continental Breakfast
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Bolu to Istanbul was to be a handy enough ride of 160 miles or so. As we got closer to the city the temperature started to rise as did the levels of traffic we had to deal with.
Before the bridge over the Bosphorus we must have filtered our way through six or seven miles of stationary traffic. By now the temperatures were up at 30C and the bikes were enjoying it as little as the riders were. Once we crossed the bridge and turned off towards the Fatih area and ...
Today was a very long day. I woke up very early in the morning and could not go back to sleep. When we got up we went to breakfast by the water, the streets smelled like diesel fuel.
We went to the Blue Mosque. We had to take off our shoes before we went into the mosque because it is an active mosque. It is beautiful because the inside is decorated with many blue tiles. It is also unusual because it has six minarets. The minarets are towers ...
... have much for lunch. I did get a nutella simit bread roll thingy which was quite delicious. We were approached several times as we walked around the shopping areas, apparently Les should feed me more, several waiters said I looked hungry. We got a two day pass for the bus so we will head out again tomorrow and see a bit more. Cheers, ...
... we went to the Sultans Summer Palace. We were with our guide, (who we go everywhere with during the day) but for this palace some other tourists came with us and listened to our guide. It was a very nice palace, a great place to live. I think I have house envy of the old Sultans!!! All the beds are huge, beautiful carpets (says mum), I loved the beautiful chairs and stairs. It was an amazing building that was above all humungous. All the walking around ...
... as scary as Vietnam and found our way to the Markets and walked through them again, this time stopping every now and again to look etc.
Then once outside, Jan and I walked up outside the Market wall where there were more stalls. We were really amongst the local then – it was crowded, noisy and fantastic all at the same time. It was only a short street but it was also about 3.30 or so by then so we decided to head back to the ship.