Monday, May 19, 2014
A trip to Istanbul
Along with Sheena and Bryan, we decided to take a short break to the Turkish city of Istanbul. We drove from Pissouri and crossed the border into Northern Cyprus and headed to Ercan airport, from Ercan it is a 1 hour 15 min flight to Istanbul.
Our base in Istanbul was the Artefus hotel which is sitiated in the heart of the Old town. The streets of the city were very busy on the afternoon we arrived with hundreds of people setting up BBQ along the waterfront. The view from the hotel terrace took in views of the harbour and The Blue mosque.
In the evening we went to a local fish restaurant and ate on their terrace overlooking the sea. After dinner we went to a traditional coffee shop and tried to learn the rules of a table game that uses tiles.