Well here we are for our second day in Istanbul, oh wait I've just looked out the window and we are at sea?!! Why so. Further enquiries reveal that we have left because there were several small explosions in Istanbul overnight. The captain announced that it was in the interest of all our safety. Then with more than a touch of irony he announced that we could all enjoy a scenic daytime passage of the Dardanelles. Now this is the area you will recall of the great h...
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Off to an early start in 6 degrees we set of for a walk to the Blue mosque. It took us some 2 hours to get there but we had a very scenic walk crossing gelato bridge. Here on the top floor men fish for mackerel type fish and the restaurants below sell them, quite a cottage industry. Over the bridge and though the grand bazaar. Shortly after we arrived at the blue mosque and enjoyed it in all it's splendour in bright sunlight albeit quite chilli especially out of ...