Day 17: Conclusion

Damn we’re headed home. It was bound to happen eventually. We caught a shuttle to the airport with a good amount of time. I feel like I’m in a game of crazy taxi. We had to use the last of our USD which left us with about $50 worth of lira, more than I wanted…

Day 16: Princess

Awww man, our last day, it’s hardly sinking in. As we went down the elevator to breakfast this morning neither of us could believe we were starting our 15th day in Turkey. Its felt so fast, less than a week ago we were riding a hot air Balloon, and a week before that on the…

Day 15: Bazaars

Today we plan to spend basically all day at the Gran Bazaar before having dinner at a chef’s menu restaurant called Cooking Alaturka. We have some goals on things we want to pick up before we head out: Turkish Tea, Pillow Cases for our house, some gifts from back home, some of the eyeball charms…

Day 14: Sultanahmet

Today was one of those do all the things sort of day. We set off for Topeki Castle straight away. The castle was built by Mehmed II and added onto by just about every Sultan since. It’s right around the corner from us, and a quick walk. On offer here is a tour of the…

Day 13: Love

Today is only a half day in a way as we’re flying out at 8pm to Istanbul back via Sabiha Göchen to the south of the city. Working backwards this means a 6pm pickup. We have another checkpoint of sorts at 11am with our checkout, and 10:30am breakfast being over. We want to fill the…

Day 12: Kapadokya

I really enjoyed our breakfast, this time they had eggs and sausage, and I found a scone that went well with the over-brewed bitter tea. We had slept in a bit, and our breakfast was relaxed. Not much needed. When we were set for the day we once again left to go find the Nevşhir…

Day 11: Horses

The first half of the day can be read here. I caught a ride with Jenn to the horse stables right down the hill from the Open Air Museum. I’m not sure exactly my plans, I’d like to do a bit of hiking, but not knowing the area complicates things a bit. I could just…