Sirkeci Park Hotel
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When our flight landed, we learned that we needed to buy visas for $30 each. That was unexpected because we both did research on visas and never found anything about the countries we were visiting, oh well. We arrived by bus and met our host Mehmet Ata at the bus station. He said we would go for a "little walk" to his place which turned out to be a 30 minute mission through the most hustle and bustle area, the Beyoglu district, with our backpacks, handbags and rollers. My ...
... Americans reading this blog – it’s not that kind of Hooker Bar!)
All I could hear in the Hookah Bar was the slow and
continual chug on a hose and the bubbling of water from the Middle Eastern gadget
representing a giant Genie Bottle with tentacles. Occasionally a worker would pass with heated
charcoal and place them on the apparatus, heating the furnace of their substance
they kept smoking. I felt the warmth of ...
85;ие на одну
детал 00;: почти кажды 81;, незав 80;симо от време 85;и и места держи 90; в руках ...
... was going well but as we got closer to Istanbul, the traffic ground to a halt giving us an instant reminder of the M25 road to hell, taking us an hour and half to get on the move again with absolutely no indication of what the actual cause of the hold up had been. So, arriving at Istanbul Otagar we then had the challenge of the Metro and then the Tram in the rush hour, what nuisance tourists we were with our bulky baggage…..how ...
... are translated into Turkish. Snacks and drinks get served on the bus. Long distance bus tickets cost between $30 and $60 depending on distance, we often took overnight buses saving on a night’s accommodation. The busses were very nice, but as budget travellers we missed the cheap, crowded, hot, sweaty busses and crazy trains you could take as a budget alternative in many countries in Asia. Amazing busses, cheaper than Europe, more expensive than Asia.