Back in Istanbul
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December 6th, 2007 – by: cierra_parker
Wednesday was pretty rainy. We thought we would explore Topkapi and skip out on some of the rain but still ended up pretty wet. The palace was good but I will have to do some research to fill in the blanks. It sort of seemed to be more of a shell to me. I needed more to show me what it was like when it was occupied. I dont know if it was the chilly weather but I got sick and slowed down a little. Always a bummer when traveling but it was okay. We spent the afternoon wandering the city and stopping to drink tea and play Pisti our newly learned card game.
On Thursday we spent more time on the water and around Beyoglu. It was still pretty funky weather so we had a late start. The people watching was top notch and we enjoyed ourselves. We also made sure to eat our last meal of Kofte or meatballs. I think that was our favorite Turkish food. Embarassingly, I think we ate them nearly every day. That evening we had a great time with our hostel mates. After dinner, drinks, and games, it was too late to go to bed. Our 3:15 shuttle was quickly approaching so we stayed up and enjoyed ourselves. A great night to cap off a wonderful trip.
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