Villa Sphendone Suites
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David's health is an issue. His bowels are better but he has taken his gout medication and we aren't even drinking much. The Turkish wine is OK but the good stuff is expensive and I am limited to a glass a day.
We fly to Greece in the morning. I forgot to pack my bathers and the weather is terrific. Just as well none of you will see me if I buy a pair and there will not be any ...
... Lots of merchants. What I haven't noticed before are the many monuments. Romans, Germans and Egyptians all left there mark on this City. Let's not forget the beautiful Gulhane Park we stumbled upon, while walk through the streets near the hotel. It was behind a grubby wall. Gulhane Park is huge and houses Topkapi Palace which we will hopefully get to see tomorrow before we leave for ...
... were above. It was built by the Romans to contain fresh water brought to Constantinople as Istanbul was called previously, via the aqueduct, and lies over 12m beneath the heart of the old city. There are quite a few mysteries about it such as why there are two Medusa heads used as bases for two of the columns and why one is upside down and the other on its side. There have been various theories but no one really knows.
обрат 85;о, я чувст 74;овала легко 77; возбу 78;дение от выбро 89;а адрен 72;лина. Пришл 86;
... queued for around 1/2 hour and saw a fist fight between a few men as we waited. Then when we were just about to enter the clouds came over and we decided to bail. Good queuing practice - it is what you do in Istanbul! So we wandered down to the bridge and fish market area and then took a very enjoyable 1 1/2 hour ferry ride up the Bosphorus river at dusk. The bridges and buildings were lit up beautifully, and we saw at least 8 weddings on boats and ...