Hi Everyone. I've just came back this morning from Pamukkale. They have these beautiful limestone formations that I love. Pictures will have to come later - when I return.
I'm blogging from Antique Hostel, in Sultanahmet - which is the heart of the Istanbul tourist area. At least I have hot water shower. Oh, how I miss hot showers.
Am I enjoying myself? Let's just say the price of adventure is having to put yourself through a fair bit of physical discomfort. I have not had a decent night's sleep for four nights - having to shuttle between the different parts of Turkey, and the flight in. I know I will look back on this with fond memory - but meanwhile, I'm trying to remind myself why I'm doing this. :)
We just used the metro and the local tram service to get to the hostel. So if we explore further, we should be able to utilise the public transport service to get us further around Istanbul.
Did we have any problem in Turkey? Actually, we've no problem getting around. There's always been someone willing to help us out - as long as we're willing to ask. In fact, a lot of Turkish people speak English, and when they don't, there's always someone around who will come up to help interpret. Turkey is not the hotbed of crime that some of the travel agencies have led us to believe, ironically. So, right now we're safe and sound. Sleep deprived and a little hungry. I just had a hot shower, and my friend is oddly asking for Thai food. Huh? It is 5:09 pm in Istanbul time, and I'll drop by later.
Everyone have fun.