days in istanbul.
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we left shanghai for istanbul in April 28th, 8:30pm set off from pudong airport for istanbul airport. but we must got check in beijing airport firstly then we could left china . something i faced in airport sounds funny. that day the weather is 15-22degree , not hot but also not cold. then i wore only one piece of clothes. when was passing the check door, the bell was ringing. as i have some metallic ornaments on my body.they one women inspector said to me " can you take off your clothes?" oh god, i though in mind, i only have this coat with me, how can i take that off ? want to laugh ,but hard to say that scene. then we are told not to laugh with another inspector,he also want to lol. ada QiQi. two colleagues ,they also suffered take off shoes, unstrape their ties on jeans.
After we boarded on the plane. took us nearly 14 hours flight. we arrived in istanbul. the weather there was just turn to sunny.that was 6oclock in the early morning, a little chill outside the airport. but it`s ok,we got our guider with bus wait out the airport.that`s not bad. one the way to hotel. guide took us detoured for us could view some local buildings , humen, views.etc. we are so exciting to took out camera out ,grasp pics. when we passed by a clinick,there were many senior students on the road side, suddenly met with our sight, so happy they were wave hands and yelled somthing we cound not understood. we also did that . that`s the first time we feel the hospitality of the kids in turkey . but following many interesting and funnny things made us have unforgetable good times in istanbul in turkey .
As we went to there in a group with many companies, so where we went, would attract many attention. check in Radisson sas hotel. move to our room, tired, anyway all were new to us, we were eager to know more of this city. ....
The first day we did not settle down on business and fair. we should prepare the fair stand, before we headed for the fair center. we traveled to taksim square area for our lunch, it`s chinese resturant.waiters were local people, but some of them could understand chinese. great. regarding the dishes , we were hard to say , that not traditional chinese flavour.combined chinese with local flavour. many chinese could not eadure that much. but to me, it`s ok . ^ ^ . finished our lunch. prepared for the fair .once we arrived the place of fair.
Funny and interesting happend around us
In dining room in hotel. waiters were so kindly and happy.
In fair center
Everyday many people visited the fair. from kids to oldsters. all ages were easy to found. once they passed by. we would show our smile and kindly nodding.they also kindly smiled back . many guys came our stand. felt like old friends. chat about china.been to china before. and several mins later. they would say about dinner or what our plan in night. something like that. some guys came back again and agin.
Mistook by japanese or korea
No matter in the fair or on street or in shpping center. when we walked by. the local people would try to find japanese ,korean and chinese to greeting . sometimes they directly greet with" nihao , china?" to us, that made us feel interesting and funny.
For we were mainly for business, so till the last day in istanbul. we could go out and travel around. after breakfast. we headed for the local construction materail street for looking. the street is a little fluctuant.the road is busy but not so wide.
So famouse in istanbul. we also feel the awesome building . the superb structures of the mosque. long history placed with the color of age. somehow could feel that solomn and heavenliness. ourside is a large yard. paved with white marble, the wall also made of that. when enter into the hall . everybody should take off shoes.
Agia sophia and egypt stele. also has long history. everywhere show the past and history.
That the bay seperate the istanbul into two part, asia part and euro part. along the strait there are many classic buildings. inverted reflection in water like mirror , also like a perfect picture. there is also a famous luxury ship along the bank specially for gambling. only play on the ship is permitted in istanbul. looks so spectacular. one the cruise . faced with breeze. blue sky decorated by light cloud.
WOO. you can felt that crowd and busy . people came and gone. different language ,voice combined together. all kinds of local goods. hawker bargain with customers. so busy. ................
Taksim Square is also welcome for many visiters. near there also a walking street. many stores and stands.
Felt so much want to express , but hard to type with words of that feelings . if you are interested. go there to feel it. that the best way to know more of istanbul. know more about the hospitality of local people....:D