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... For dinner we found this really cool place called moms kitchen where we sat on the floor, ate gozlemes and just chilled out. Out waiter didn't speak much English but was very cheeky, asking us everything about ourselves. What was funny was Erin trying to explain what anthropology was when he asked what we all studied. We asked for the bill, (he said "which bill, Clinton or Murray? [lol]) and we set off on our way. We went and saw a movie called selfless ...
... We celebrated our first day in Turkey with dinner on the Galata Bridge, which stretches across the Golden Horn, a short tributary of the Bosphorus that separates the old city from the more modern elements of Istanbul. Great seafood! The locals were fishing for it from the bridge above us.
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... the port town for the much larger city of Bursa, where a lot of the country's silk is produced) and went in search of a tomb that was excavated there in the 1940s. I was able to locate about where the tomb should be, but it has long since been paved over with housing and other buildings. I suspected that might be the case, but at the very least I wanted to get a sense of the topography and location. While I was waiting for the ferry back to Istanbul, I had a look ...
... city's transport system to get to Sinbad Hostel in Sultanahmet. If you are planning on staying in Istanbul this is an amazing location and extremely cheap; we paid 9 euros per night for a 6-bed dorm room with breakfast included. Admittedly the facilities in the hostel were minimal, but I really enjoyed my stay and it was ideal being only a 5 minute walk from the Blue Mosque.
We decided to buy the Istanbul Museum Pass as it was ...
... street vendors, He had two cartons on his hand trolley, with each carton holding 100 umbrellas. Clearly it is big business. We're guessing that on the hot sunny days these same people are flogging sunhats and sunglasses. Talking to some of the local people, it's very clear that in Turkey one has to work very hard to earn a crust. Everyone seems to work long hours by our standards. Our minibus driver for example had told us that he works about ...