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Istanbul – Day 3, Dinner

Wow, was dinner fabulous!! They brought us by bus to a Cistern which has been converted into a restaurant. We arrived on a red carpet and were greeted with Champaign. A lady was on a swing, high above the room, singing opera. After a few appetizers, they brought us to our tables. The first course…

Istanbul – Day 3

Day three was the best day yet. We slept in and missed breakfast because yesterday was such a long day. Today was boat cruise day. We took the boat from our hotel to the largest of the paradise islands, on the continent of Asia. It was very small and reminded me of Mackinaw Island but…

Istanbul – Day 2

We had a great day in Istanbul today. The wether was fantastic; 60 and sunny. The day started with breakfast (everything you could want) in the hotel We had a brief introduction to the history of our host city. The entire group then went to see the Sultan Ahmed (Blue) Mosque and the Hagia Sofia…

Istanbul – Day 1

We arrived safe and sound. The Hotel is beautiful. The flight from NY to Turkey was difficult. A passenger got sick about half way across the Atlantic. We had to turn around and land in St John’s Newfoundland. Without being allowed to exit the plane, this added almost five hours to our flight because: 90…