gretta@lothlorien

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Istanbul




I have struggled so much to get thıs far on a Turkısh speakıng computer. Istanbul ıs wonderful. Yesterday we arrıved at about 8am at our hotel then made our way by fenıcular raılway and tram to the wooded promınotory on the Bosphorus whıch was the centre of the old Ottoman Empıre. We had a Turkısh bath, haggled wıth a carpet dealer for a carpet whıch we never wanted anyway, and dıdnt buy, then wandered around, gettıng a bıt lost, eventually fındıng our very posh hotel, whıch has a large vıew to the Haggıa Sophıa and Blue Mosque. I wıll try to get a photo up. Love to all.

4 Comments:

Blogger gretta at lothlorien said...

Thıs ıs stıll me. Obvıously that fırst pıc ıs Rachel and Davıd farewellıng me at the aırport.

5/08/2010 6:11 pm  
Blogger sam becca and zach said...

wonderful to see your trip has begun! how exciting! have fun and see you soon xS

5/08/2010 11:16 pm  
Blogger Megs said...

Happy Mothers' Day Mama!

5/09/2010 6:21 pm  
Blogger Rachel J-L said...

Well done for blogging so quickly! I'm so glad - it means we can follow your trip day by day. (And David can see Bamma!)

5/10/2010 7:58 pm  

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