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... offs. They have great quality cotton towels of all sorts but most clothing was cheaper suitable for the local budgets of typical Istanbulites. We found a few odds and ends which we couldn't do without before walking a kilometer to the bus which would take us directly home,
• Yeşilköy Halkali Caddesi, Bakirköy
Finally Ready for the Grand Auto Tour of Turkey
We waited till the last ...
... bazaar and many shops closed
On the top of the hill near our guest house, are two huge
monuments, separated by 1000 years and religion. To the right, the majestic Aya
Sofia – originally built around 537 AD as a Byzantine church, beautiful golden
mosaics of Jesus, the Madonna, various dignitaries offering gifts – still in
good condition. Then taken over as a mosque by the Ottomans, finally after WW1
... walls separating each plot.
After walking around for a couple hours, I took a break at one of the city parks. There was an older man sitting on a bench feeding a whole flock of pigeons that had gathered around him and were eagerly pecking up the food he tossed out to them. After a while he exhausted his supplies and they dissipated somewhat. A family was picnicking nearby, and one of the girls got up and continued in his stead tossing bread bits ...
... the other route to Sydney last year. Seems like a nice chap, survived the interrogation from the ladies so can’t complain really and he likes a drink so can’t complain about that either.
Our hostel is in the old part of town so we are within walking distance to the Grand Bizarre, Blue Mosque and Sara Sofia.
So after a boozy night at the hostel which of course came with a very early morning finish it was time to get ...
... s proving quite challenging to be at just the right place at the right moment -- our students are doing exceptionally well and are having a terrific time, but capturing it on video is like moving between a dozen soccer matches and hoping to hit record just as your kid is shooting the ball. Here are a few more photos and video of varying quality. More to come, especially on Saturday when there will be more formal ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet