Monthly Archives: October 2012

Day 5 Istanbul

DAY 5     SATURDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2012 Old Istanbul  This visit to Istanbul is my fifth and Bev’s fourth so we have visited most of the iconic attractions like the Blue Mosque, Topkapi, the Grand Bazaar and the Galata Tower but … Continue reading

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Day 4 Istanbul

DAY 4 FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2012  Rainy morning in Istanbul.  Even though it was raining we took to the streets and walked down to the area of Besitkas on the edge of the Bosphorus. On the way down the hill … Continue reading

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Day 3 Istanbul

DAY 3    THURSDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2012 Industrial Museum    Galata         Pera  Today Ferruh took us to the Rahmi M. Koc Museum.   The museum is devoted to the history of transportation, industry and communication and from my understanding it is privately owned … Continue reading

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Days 1 and 2 Istanbul

DAY 1     TUESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2012. ZURICH AND ISTANBUL The flight from Bangkok to Istanbul was via Zurich, Switzerland. We arrived Zurich around 6-00 am and had two hours to wait before another Swissair flight and fortunately, this time, the … Continue reading

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Final day in Thailand

DAY 8  MONDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2012  NAKHON PATHOM TO ISTANBUL (Night of 17th and early Tuesday 18th in the air)  This morning early we went for a walk along the klong adjacent to Sirilug’s house and because there was big … Continue reading

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A day in Bangkok

DAY 7  SUNDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER  2012 Our hosts took us to the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok today.  Sirilug and Seng commute to Bangkok like residents from the outer suburbs of Sydney would commute … Continue reading

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