Sunday, December 12, 2010

Greetings from Istanbul

Arrived here after 9.5h direct flight from JFK, at 3.30 in the morning NYC time. Fortunately able to check straight in to our hotel, the Pera Palace. Was fine but only 3C; unfortunately 3 weeks of unseasonably warm weather ended on Friday. Looks like an interesting place

View of Golden Horn river from our room
the Sunday afternoon passegiata on Beyoglu Blvd in Galata, the new part of town
lunch in the Haji Baba restaurant, authentic Turkish
market in Galata
Taksim square

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