This time no mistake with the flight! Our last Easter Holidays learned me a lesson! After arrival in Istanbul we boarded a mini bus in the hope we would be
dropped at our Hotel soon. That was an illusion, it took almost 3 hours to dispose of the rest of the passengers and to beat the traffic jam. Long last, we arrived.
The Hotel was OK but basic and we took of for our first dinner. It was raining and to find a restaurant serving beer proved to be difficult. At last we found one.
The rain kept on pouring and we got soaked on our way back. To make things worse we got lost but with the help of some locals we made it back. The next morning looked dull with rain in the air.
We had a look at the Blue Mosque and than boarded a Sightseeing Bus. At the Taksim Square
we dropped off and the shopping could start. Anyway it was OK to spend a rather cold and rainy day and satisfy Nancy's needs!.
The next day looked different. A blue sky and warm. We took off and visited the Spice Bazaar
and some other spots of interest. In the afternoon we went on a
Bosporus Boat Tour
. All very pleasant! Due to a mistake I booked the return flight already for Sunday. Nevertheless we spent the morning at the
and made it in time to the airport. At 21:00 we arrived home. Considering the fact that I will have to travel to Bangladesh on Tuesday. I'm glad for the extra day
to relax, see my mother, go to the hairdresser and update this site (it took me till September 2017!)