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September 19th 2009
Published: December 29th 2009
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We stayed ın İstanbul from September 19th thru October 1st the average temperature durıng the day was around 24°C or 75 °F. Durıng the nıght, temperatures were around 20 °C or 68 °F. We totally forgot but the 19th of September was the last day of Ramadan. DUH! Living in Minneapolis, we always were aware of Muslim holidays but now we totally didn't thınk about this. In Turkey the 3 days ... Read Full Entry

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emıly and her çayemıly and her çay
emıly and her çay

çay (pronounced like chai) ıs tea ın turkısh. far dıfferent from chaı tea that we know.
Faith Bridge (Fatih Köprüsü)Faith Bridge (Fatih Köprüsü)
Faith Bridge (Fatih Köprüsü)

This bridge joins the Europe and Asian side of Turkey, built in 1988. Named after the 15th century Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, who took Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1453 and ended the Byzantine Empire.
cruising down the bosphoruscruising down the bosphorus
cruising down the bosphorus

traditional style home on the bosphorus

kanlica was one of our stops on the cruise. they are famous for their yogurt. it was absolutely amazing!
Kalınca yoghurtKalınca yoghurt
Kalınca yoghurt

on the Asıan sıde of ıstanbul ıs thıs delıcıous yoghurt called Kalınca served wıth powedered sugar on the top!
last stop on the cruiselast stop on the cruise
last stop on the cruise

we walked up a huge hill to see some castle ruins and a spectacular view of the bosphorus pouring into the black sea
Yoros KalesiYoros Kalesi
Yoros Kalesi

This is a midieval castle that originally had eight towers in its walls. Originally built by the Byzantines, it was restored and reinforced by the Genoese in 1350 and later by the Ottomans.
the view from Yoros Kalesithe view from Yoros Kalesi
the view from Yoros Kalesi

looking at the bosphorus
pizza hut in istanbulpizza hut in istanbul
pizza hut in istanbul

instead of having a cheese stuffed crust, they have a sausage stuffed crust....

15th January 2010

Pic. "Leaving our hostel" LOL
24th January 2010

great blog
fun time reading your blog, really makes you feel like you are there with you (and Tages). I wrote one summer of 09, based on a trip my wife and i did in turkey.

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