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Our Last Day in Istanbul

May 5, 2010
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Sunday April 25  April 25th, our last day.  We decided to meet Isak early even though we stayed up until 1:00am the night before.  8:00am came very early indeed.  Today we have a busy agenda and there is some street closings midday because of the Istanbul Marathon.

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Shabbat in Istanbul

May 5, 2010
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Saturday April, 24   Well, I am sleeping in and relaxing a bit.  My sister got up, dressed, and went to a Shul about 2 blocks from here but I am exhausted.  We are going on a walking tour with Isak at 2:00pm.  Promptly at 2:00, we met Isak in the lobby.

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Friday, Grand Bazaar Day

May 4, 2010
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Istanbul Friday April 23     Friday morning promised a beautiful day, after a night of a night of soulful Turkish singing and then the 5:00 AM muezzin call to prayer coming from the outside our hotel room window I was glad our guide wasn’t coming until 9:00AM.  Another fab breakfast, they make the best cheery […]

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Istanbul Day 1 with Ghenghis

May 4, 2010
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Thursday April 22nd The Ramada in the Nisantasi district is central to all and a great hotel for the price.  Once again, we partook in an elegant and elaborate breakfast buffet, including a fresh made to order omelet bar.  A black espresso with sugar armed me for today’s adventure.

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Farewell to Rhodes and Back to Istanbul

May 3, 2010
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Wednesday April 21st The day dawned clear and bright with black threatening clouds across the Aegean over the mountainous coast of Turkey.  After repacking again, we headed up to the 10th floor for breakfast with a view. The fresh whole wheat baguette and butter with orange preserves and a couple of soft boiled eggs were […]

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