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... s husband walked us to his recommended place a block or so from the hotel. For about $7 each we had big plates of fried hamsi with lemon wedges, fresh greens (rocket and parsley), and toast. So good! Berrin had made some cookies and she served them to us when we came back. We'd bought some beer and drank it on our balcony.
Friday morning it was raining and we watched the changing color of the sea and sky from our room. ...
... on tiny little streets surrounded by people (it was a Saturday so everyone was out) with very little idea of where we were. Unfortunately the maps we had didn't name the tiny alleys and side roads and we just kept thinking we were going the right way and finding ourselves completely lost. We even ended up back at one of the entrances for the Grand Bazaar. Sigh. Roger was getting completely irritated and was ready to head back to the hotel but I was determined! Eventually we ...
... This is a specialty in Capadoccia, where this family is from, and they have adapted the recipe. It is served with a flare, literally! See the photos. :) While in the restaurant, we get an email message from Erhan that there has been a mixup and he does not have a. Room for us at his other house, so he has moved our bags back to the original house! He says, "please don't hate me!" We are ok with it as long as we can keep the fan. :) Since it late when we finish, we head home by ...
... Went to the exit to investigate, overheard some poms, asked how long they waited and how much. 18L pp and well worth the half hour wait they said.
It feels like I'm spending half of my trip in airports. I have nine flights in the next two weeks. The experience has been surprisingly positive so far, excluding a hectic start at Pearson. Did some duty-free shopping in CDG. Hung out in a clean, quiet cafe in IST's domestic terminal and juiced up my bb with a handy outlet. It also helped that all of the airports had clear signage so I never felt lost.
One thing I do ...