Casa Lavanda Boutique Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... other sections still glow as if they were new.
Our final evening arrived so we packed our bags, visited our favourite restaurant and our favourite wine bar and reminisced over the previous wonderful 4 weeks. For our final morning we spent time with Cecilia and Gavin, the couple we met on the food tour, eating menemen and bread and swapping food and sightseeing tales from the previous week.
Getting on the bus for Canakkale, the next part of our adventure was about to ...
... carpet salesmen, tour guides leading their troop of camera clicking Asians, feral cats and wild dogs were running around everywhere shouting and barking at everyone. There were so many strange sights I couldn’t focus my attention in any one place. Women in full body burqas walked casually down the streets, men walked arm in arm whilst laughing and slapping each other on the back. Turkish children were running around everywhere laughing and playing football, while those that ...
... the palace but we didn't get around to it, so we will go tomorrow instead. Dinner was the best meal so far. We went to a western style restaurant which was very nice, not a single kebab on the menu. The dessert was a bit of a letdown, cold apple pie, but otherwise it was the nicest place we have eaten on this trip. We stopped by a secondhand bookstore on the way home and I picked up a new book, the Wordsworth classic, Father Brown. Cheers ...
Pick up 9:00 for our Bosphorus cruise that we paid 65 Euro each for. Ghengis (Cengis) is our guide, 6 of us here early so going on this tour. We are driven to an Overcrowded public ferry, its very noisy. Not what you expect for a 'cruise'. We travelled up the river past various sights, can't say it was enjoyable or particularly ...
... of a tour.
Ramadan is a heavy travel period in Muslim countries. We couldn't get tickets for the Kars to Ankara train until the 12th and we’re lucky to get two of the last remaining advance tickets for the bus to Ankara on the 8th. We had to research Georgia travel on-line. And we explored the local neighborhoods.
It was good to have many days to unwind after the long bicycle trip along the ...