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Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... come together and eat foods they have been exposed to since birth. My favorite was the spicy shrimp and garlic seaweed salad! However, it was all delicious and if this is any indication of how I will be eating, the taxi service will not be needed as I will be walking EVERYWHERE. This morning was relaxing. I am still getting used to the families staff, that pretty much do anything from drive you to town, serve you tea and clean your ...
... all of the exhibit descriptions are in Turkish. There were quite a few visitors there. This country is obsessed with Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Most of the exhibits were of his old clothing, including socks and a used bath towel!
Stopped by Gloria Jean's Coffee for an iced mocha. Pricing ...
... there was not really a lot of bargaining going on. Also some of the shopkeepers were very rude and if you didn't want to buy from them they got a bit agressive and muttered loudly about you as you walked away. The shops there were all selling the same stuff that we have been seeing all around Turkey and their prices were quite similar. There was a lot of leather jackets but they were not of the ...
... 2800km I believe. The landscape (back on the European side of Turkey of course) was very open, low rolling hills, wide blue sky and quite small dry-looking paddocks as far as you could see, a bit of greenery here and there and not so many houses, it was strangely like NZ, maybe in north Canterbury late summer. Lovely views of the sea to our right, no wonder all the houses were built facing out that way.
We are at a different hotel this time, still ...
... where our car driver was waiting for us. We sat with him as he shared his cherries with us, and we discussed various topics with the owners of the nearby ice cream shop.
We also covered Uchisar Castle, Deverent Valley, and Pasabagi, but much of them included the exact same monkeying around and adventuresome climbing that all the other sites did. So there is not much more to mention about them.
One final bit of humor ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services