Posted by: Googie | April 2, 2010

To Istanbul with love

I landed at Istanbul just after midnight and my friend was already waiting for me. We decided to hang around inside the airport and leave when the bus service starts. Vitek, the Polish guy, also joined us and we had dinner together. A police officer saw us eating chocolates, and came over to ask if he could have some. We were happy to share and soon there was a small army of cops around us.

At about 4 am, we said goodbye to Vitek and went off to search for Taskin & Sabriye’s place in Istanbul. They would be hosting us for the next 2 days.

I did not blog at all in Turkey, and honestly, I don’t want to do it now. But in short, I was in Istanbul for the first 3 days, then went to Sile (pronounced “sheelay”) & Agva (pronounced “awa”) by the Black Sea and then came back to Istanbul. In the 10 days that I was in Turkey, I had the time of my life. It is such a beautiful country, with such amazing people!!

Maybe one day, this short blog post will be elaborated to cover my Turkey experience in finer detail, but for now its just the snaps:

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The Bosphorus bridge that connects Europe & Asia

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At the Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque)

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The majestic Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque)

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At the Hagia Sophia

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Random village street in Sile

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Turkish chai

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Backpacking along the Black Sea

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The Black Sea at Sile

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Sile harbour

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The Black Sea at Agva

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At Agva

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What better place to write a few postcards?

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The beautiful waters of the Black Sea at Agva

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Back to Sile

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The 150 year old Sile Feneri (lighthouse)

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View from the 21st floor of the Marriott

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Delicious fish sandwiches at Eminonu, Istanbul

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The Galata Tower from up-close

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View from atop the Galata Tower

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Random street in Istanbul

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The Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

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Sariyer, Istanbul

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Public gym

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Ceni Yami (new mosque), Eminonu, Istanbul

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Dinner with Burcu and her flatmates

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Just one of the many wonderfully nice Turks we met

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Responses

  1. Good. If the rest of us could overcome our how jealous we are of you and not kill ourselves in the process, will surely visit Turkey someday.

    • Haha… you won’t regret a visit to Turkey fo sho!

  2. Everyone who is reading this blog is thinking only one thing… “I wish I was googie…”


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