Got some mysterious illness now and İ'm just hanging round the hostel trying to recover. İt's probably a throat infection but İ also ache all over and have a fever and shivering and sweating. The people at this hostel have been really good looking after me. İ'm going to stay here until İ fly back on Tuesday >> there's still loads to see and do here in İstanbul and now İ'm back on my own İ can do the things İ want to.
İ recommend this hostel >> Bahaus Hostel to anyone visiting İstanbul, there's a great sense of community here harking back to the sixties when this area was part of the trail to the East and İndia. The upper area has a bar and above that is a large roof terrace with views out to the river/sea and behind the minarets of the two larger mosques.
One thing İ need to do is visit the Turkish baths for the extreme body massage and feeling of elation after. There's also the large palace wıth the Harem where 300 women entertained the sultan >> although he only had 4 wıves at once (chosen by his mother).
Last night İ felt so bad that İ wanted to change my flight to come back to England but there is nothing to come back to.
2000 -USA >> New York to Boston to Appalacians to New York
2004 -Greece >> Island hopping in the Cyclades
2005 -South America >> the first big solo trek from Peru to Brazil, 7 weeks
2006 -Latvia >> A freezing cold Riga and the mountains of Sigulda
2006 -Eastern Europe >> Bulgaria, Romania and Istanbul, Turkey
2006 -Germany >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
2007>>>> Remained in England for the whole year>>>>>>>>
2008>>>> Another travel free year stuck in Rotherham..
2009 >> determined to get together some money and hit the road again sometime this year.. watch this space!! (Jan2009)
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