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On this blog you can read (if you can decipher my use of the English language, spelling inconsistencies, typing unpredictability and all around lack of proofreading) about my adventures to, from and throughout Vietnam, as well as seeing photos and videos of people and places I visit along the way.
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Monthly Archives: April 2014
Jake has been instructing me in the fine art of the “selfie” and laughing at me the whole time or should it have typed LOL. For anyone who is interested I am pointing at Ataturk and the monument of … Continue reading
After a late lunch we jumped on the tram only to get kicked off for not paying. After figuring how to pay we ended in a sardine can of a train car for the ride back over the bridge to … Continue reading
Next on the agenda was the palace of sultans, overlooking the city, Sea of Marmara, Golden Horn, and Bosporus – not a bad view (its god to be the sultan)! The line to get in was well over an hour … Continue reading
This morning had a slow start to what would turn into a day we walked more than 10 mile! First up was a scene pulled from the movie From Russia with Love and Dan Brown’s last book – The underground … Continue reading
Our first and only full day in Istanbul I was up before Jake and had an interesting Breakfast in the restaurant attached to our hotel. Attempting to give you a visual of breakfast, it included a vast array of unidentifiable … Continue reading
WiFi is universal – Jake Hall April 27 2014