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After thoughts…

This blog is a copy of the written journal I kept on our trip to Istanbul and Greece, Sept/Oct 2010.  Four of us travelled together most of the time including myself, wife Debbie, and our good friends Richard and Kathy.  Daughter Chrystal and her … Continue reading

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Pictures!

All of the pictures from this trip may be viewed at: http://s1030.photobucket.com/albums/y364/Jim_Morrison2/Istanbul%20and%20Greece%202010/  The pictures are stored in date order from the start to the end of the trip.  The itinerary is as follows: Sept.24 to 28, Athens Sept.28 to Oct.05, … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Istanbul

Huge, noisy; from the loud speakers on the minarets to traffic to people noise to road repair and construction.  Honking horns is a way of life/driving here.  The call to prayer might have been quite musical until they started adding … Continue reading

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Oct.05.2010, Istanbul to Crete

Sunny, heading to high 20’s.  Up at 0600, downstairs by 0700 – others straggle in over the next 15 minutes.  The hotel had made up sandwiches and gave us cans of Fanta to have for breakfast as we are leaving … Continue reading

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Oct.04.2010, Istanbul

0800  blue skies, some clouds, 20 C.  Breakfast 0845 (last one in the bathroom this morning).  I am sitting on a broken piece of marble column in front of the Yeribatan Sarnici Basilica Cistern as I write this at 1515, … Continue reading

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Oct.03.2010, Istanbul

0800 mixed blue sky, clouds and sunshine, 18 C.  Breakfast, then 0930 depart for Eminonu by tram.  Ferry boat departs Galata Bridge at 1035 on the “Full Bosphorus Cruise”.  North up the Bosphorus with stops at Besiktas (European side), Kanlica … Continue reading

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Oct.02.2010, Istanbul

Slightly overcast, 18 C.  Slept in until 0800.  Up to the patio for breakfast by 0830. Debbie was also up and came up for breakfast at the same time.  She says her and the girls were up on the patio … Continue reading

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