Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Selfie

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

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Füniküler

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

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Next – Palace of the Sultans and Lunch

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

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Anyone read Inferno or see from Russia with love?

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

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Istanbul and the sights

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

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English, Turkish it’s all the same

WiFi is universal  –   Jake Hall April 27 2014

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Istanbul finally!

We landed in Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport on the European side of the Bosporus and 30 minutes later we were walking down the cobblestoned streets of Sultanahmet. A walled city on a Peninsula, originally called Byzantium when the Greek started … Continue reading

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