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Published: April 15th 2014
Today Shannon drove us to the Zorlu mall to park and catch the Metro. We parked underground.....went up many levels into mall area, walked several moving sidewalks through a long tunnel and arrived at Metro! We Rode to the Sishane stop and came above ground in the old area of Istanbul called Beyoglu.
This steep hill north of the Golden Horn is an old part of the city where we walked the cobble stone streets to the historic Galata Tower. ThEt tower is 196 ft. high topped by a conical tower. It's origins date from the 6th century when it was used to monitor shipping.It was later turned into a prison and naval depot, and then into a fire watchtower.
Of course we shopped :-) the wonderful little lanes and streets before going to the rooftop Cafe at the Anemon Hotel where we had lunch amid the breathtaking 360 degree views of the beautiful Mosques and other wonders across the Golden Horn.
We returned home a little early today to do our packing for tomorrow's adventure to Cappadocia an amazing historical region in Central Anatolia, Turkey. Stay tuned for those adventures with the traveling Grami's.
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