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... and checked in across the street at Antique Hostel again. I was happy to be back. The room wasn’t quite ready yet, but they let me put my stuff in the room and go out for the day. I had a nice wander around Sultanahmet and crossed the Galata Bridge over to Karakoy. I didn’t do much besides just walked around and check out the neighbourhood.
At about 1pm, I made my way up Galata Tower. It was ...
... be and was told 5am which seemed very odd before even the morning prayer call at sunrise. Everywhere else does it from 7.30am onwards. I've never been in Turkey for Eid and don't know how it is celebrated here. I was going to try for 7am and if I've missed the prayer then I'll pray later.
... shops under one roof selling just about everything you need but most of it being jewellery, carpets and leather goods. The stall keepers vary from bored and disinterested to over the top high pressure salespeople. There are these waiters who run around delivering Turkish tea to the stalls. Must try that. The building is classic Middle Eastern style and has a great atmosphere. We are back here tomorrow.
Our shopping was reasonably successful so we walked back to ...
... were rooms after rooms of old sultans cloths and rooms of gems and jewels. Only of few of the gems were interesting the rest were a little boring. I am very glad I didn't spend another whole week in Istanbul but went back to Ellesmere for a week. It was also a nice break and a chance to do some washing. I think I would have gotten bored on my own there for a week. Good ...
... we come back to hotel and checked in before both of us going to the la-la land! This morning, Aby's conference started; first day for her. So i decided to have a walk around hotel. There was a quite nice view behind the hotel. My room is facing the sea. When I come back to our room, I called the receptionist asking for the power adapter. One nice guy, the bell boy named Atakan. He sent me the ...
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