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8am start for a pleasant ferry crossing from Canakkale to Gallipoli across the Dardanelles. Our fist stop was the new museum that was not there in when Rae and I visited in 2010. The museum was simply set out but had an amazing dramatic account of the war from a Turkish perspective. Visitors moved through twelve different rooms as a group.some of the rooms had you standing on the deck of a ship where the floor moved to give an impression of being in battle. In two of the rooms 3D ...
... t know. The traffic is insane, that's probably the only word to describe it. The road layout in the old town seems to be roughly based on a bowl of spaghetti, and yet people drive around there in trucks and busses like they're qualifying for an F1 GP. The stray animals are everywhere. Cats and dogs roam the streets in every corner and every area. The locals don't give them a second glance. The night shift worker at our hotel, Murat, told me ...
... Some snacks, food and drinks are also sold on board. The cruise is a good value for money and you can see Istanbul from another perspective. Tayfun was meeting some friends in Taksim area-European side and invited us along. However, we didn't get to see Topkapi Palace yet so we decided to walk around the old city again. We always prefer the old city to the modern ones ...
... and got me on the earlier flight.
The flight to Beirut was ok, except there was a really annoying Syrian guy sitting next to me. He kept bragging about how he has four wives and 14 (yeah, 14!) children. He didn’t realize that telling ME that he has 14 kids isn’t exactly bragging. Anyway, he was only able to bother me for about an hour, as luckily it was a short flight.
... woke up refreshed and ready for a day of sightseeing. I did all the main sights of course: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar (where I managed not to buy anything!) and Galata Tower, but one of the highlights was the Basilica Cistern, of which I did not even know the existence.
Another highlight was taking the boat to Asia for a drink (she said casually) the second evening, when I ...