The neurotic brain fizz was worth it. Just look how pretty she is.
|Pick a dome!|
|Wisteria on tres old wall.....|
|old, old , old hope I look this great when I am that old......|
|view from the rooftop terrace of the hotel|
|what other tourists look like|
|Sharon, ( back view) Penny and Bryan being tourists in Istanbul.|
|Brilliant tour arranger Sharon with talented 'herder "|
and holiday companion Shaun.
|Wine or Raki the agony of indecision??????? Picture taken for Julie so that she can see that there are places in the world that know what a decent wine glass size is. FINALLY|
|Other tourists taking a short break.|
|Serving Turkish tea and Turkish Coffee|
|Celebrating a football match win with dinner, music and dancing.|
|Preparing pastry for someones dinner.|
I have to go back.
This is a problem for me as I am a "not much travelled person". So really if I am going to do a spot of travel I should spread myself about a bit more. Istanbul needs more than one visit. It just does. That is not just me the " I don't do travel" person talking. I have done a spot of blog spying and it seems that even the most seasoned of travellers ( including our travelling companions Sharon and Shaun) fall madly in love with the city and are drawn back to its welcoming atmospheric cobbled streets and people.
Special thanks to Bryan , Sharon and Shaun for sharing this wonderful experience.
PS Bryan took most of the pictures.