Sultan Tughra Hotel
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... of walked away and the price would've gone down". Later that happened, when Dad was looking at stuff for workmates he asked how much they were, and the store-owner replied with what Dad thought was too much. So we walked away and the price went down by 5TL. Dad took the opportunity, and later said "you were right Jacqui" to Mum. Later that night we went out for dinner to celebrate Dad's birthday. it was very nice, and Dad said he enjoyed his birthday very much. Bye-bye Turkey, hello ...
Arrived safely-what a haul. Aircraft is most impressive, but too many hours in flight.
Managed the metro in and shopped for breakfast already. Strawberries are beautiful.
Ready to stay put the week and spend a lot of time walking!
Already getting to know locality. Notice lots of smokers, and lots of street cats!
We will get the camera out ...
The Grand Bazaar is truly a sight to behold. There are almost 4,000 shops in this labyrinthine space; it's so large that there are around a dozen different gates into the place, though that doesn't count the side streets where people line the perimeter to sell stuff like jeans, bags, and knockoffs of all kinds. The Bazaar itself is enormous, and could probably cover a few New York City blocks on its own. The aggression of Manhattan cabs is nothing compared ...
... sightseeing. We started in the memorial of Taksim Square and then started to walk down Istikal Avenue, which is a famous shopping street, very crowded with people and has one of the oldest trams in the world. From here we walked to the Galata Tower, which we actually didn’t go up but just passed by it. Then we continued to the Kilic Alipasa Mosque and the Mahmud Pasa Fountain. We were really tired so we thought that it was enough for this day. We walked back to ...
... people are talking about. I can't think of
anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a
country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are
five years old again. You can't read anything, you have only the most
rudimentary sense of how things work, you can't even reliably cross a
street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a
series of interesting guesses.”