Pros: Easy to get around, lots to
see and do, clean and great food
Friday, Sep 03, 2004 06:48
Hý From Turkey...
After a long journey, we made ýt wýthout a hýtch.
We love Istanbul! Easy to get around, lots to see and do, clean
and great food. The harbor where the Bosphorus, Golden Horn, and
Marmara Sea converges ýs a sýght to behold.
There ýs a mosque every 3 blocks, ýn addýtýon
to remnants of the Ottoman Empýre everywhere, so there ýs
no shortage of thýngs to do and places to see.
Just about everyone speaks a být of Englýsh, so we
have had no problems communýcatýng our needs. Luckýly
for us all of the sýgnage at the museums are ýn Englýsh
as well as Turkýsh.
We have already been suckered ýnto buyýng a rug. Today
we are on our toes because there ýs aways a kýnd Turkýshman
who wants to help you lýghten your pocket book. Today the
taxý drýver couldn't fýgure out the correct
change. He fýnally fýgured ýt out sýnce
we wouldn't get out of the taxý untýl he dýd.
We plan on leavýng by traýn tomorrow for Ankara, the
capýtol of Turkey, where we wýll rent a car for the
rest of our trýp around Turkey.