So I’m here – in Istanbul! Woke up far too early this morning, 7.30am!!! Could be the Raki I had last evening ????? Love it.
Flight went very well – passport control a madhouse, no rules what so ever, jungle’s law – airport transport excellent (but involved some waiting).
Hotel’s welcoming, just fantastic – lovely little hotel – with the biggest welcome I ever got on a hotel.
Room perfect – just big enough for me – bathroom spacious and spotless clean.
Dinner????!! A tourist trap – down under the Galata bridge, far too expensive for what we got, but who cares in 10 years’ time. Warm lovely evening, great service and too much bone in the fish. Wine outstanding, great coffee and view priceless.
So bring on my first full day in Istanbul, so far sunshine, 8.20am now; shower time. Nia will be here at 10am, but first breakfast.
“If the Earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital.”