Turkish delights...

Trip Start Apr 01, 2012
Trip End Aug 31, 2013

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Flag of Turkey  , Istanbul,
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

-friendly Brazilian girl gave us pointers and took us to get our transport cards
-upgraded private room 
-walked Istiklal St to Taksim, Bosphorus waterway, lots of mosques, Dolmabahce Sarayi Palace, Galata Kulesi, Arby's (hahaha)
-best hostel bfast (olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes, feta, ect)
-Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet), Ayasofya Museum, Kapalicarsi Grand Bazaar
-downpour rest eating rice pudding, Turkish pizza, and drinking Turkish coffee & tea
-Sutanahmet Park event was a no go but Ramadan night picnics and music
-great view from rooftop of second hostel
-Topkapi Palace
-walked Marmara Seaside
-bummer that Steve got attacked by fleas in the lounge of third hostel, lucky for me I stayed in our room...stray cats
-walked Istiklal again and our favorite mall had the spinning men performing and gave out free ice pops, fruit drinks, Krispy Creme
-GH gave us some baklava from woman across the street
-met up with Leon & Eylem got dinner @ Kiva by Galata Twr, walked around Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi, French St stroll, and a taste of nargile
-walked to Orakoy, Beskitas
-tried Iskander and ezme
-went to the second largest mall in Europe?...Carl's Jr!
-love of salty string cheese but not so much after we had a drunk/puking roommate
-4th hostel was the pits, so hot
-met a Turkish co-pilot living in UAE and his best friend, reminding us of our visas for India
-Arch Museum, Basillica Cistern (cooler than it sounds), crap doner
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