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The Turkey leg of our trip started in Istanbul on April 2. On our first full day, we walked across the Galata Bridge over the Bosphorus from the Asia side to the Europe side of the city. There’s a giddy delight in being in two continents in one afternoon. Or maybe it feels symbolic to us, because we’re a mixed Asian-European family. …
Sajab, hommikul küll veel üsna tagasihoidlikult.
Käin labi Aya Sofiast. Pilet on krõbeda hinnaga, 20 liiri. Pool kirikut on täis rohelist võrku, mille keskel undavad remondimehhanismid. Pole just eriti romantiline. Ilma selle kaadervärgita näeks asi tunduvalt võimsam välja. Kirik, mis on muudetud mosheeks, mis on muudetud muuseumiks. …
Hommikusöögikorruselt avaneb vaade vihmasele linnale.
Lennujaama sõit kulgeb lihtsamalt ja kiiremini kui oli oodata. Helistan automehele ja palun tal ka varem kohale ilmuda. Erzurumi ümber on mäed lumised. Ilmaga mul ilmselt vedas.
Olen nüüd läbinud enamuse Türgi piirialadest: Mor Gabriel oli mõnikümmend kilomeetrit Süüria piirist, Iraagi …
... to see the other 20 in the city, have had our fill of shopping and very much had our fill of Turkish food. Bosphorus tours are way expensive and it is very difficult to get to the Asia side of Istanbul due to public transport. We also had to be back to pick up our laundry around 1 so we couldn't go to the islands today.
We opted to just start walking and maybe find something interesting to see. This walk took us through shopping and eventually ...
... Its harder than ıt sounds I promise, there are LOADS of mosques!
The blue mosque ıs very nıce.... and bıg! Shelly had to wear a head scarf to protect her modesty (hahaha) and we both had to take our shoes off and carry them around ın a provıded grocerıes bag!
The grand bazaaar and spıce marke were next on the lıst, Shelly made us go ın every lamp shop where the shopkeepers kept standıng on them to prove ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSaruhan Hotel Istanbul
not very centrally located but close enough to walk to must-sees. Nice room, colorful neighborhood.
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