16 Jun 2011
I AM IN ISTANBUL
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The "I" came on purpose ! Since yesterday afternoon I am in Istanbul for 10 days to discover the city a little more. I have been in Istanbul in 2007 unfortunately I had difficulties with my travel blog and I probably deleted the post by mistake a couple of years ago.
I don't have any photos yet, the pictures from our hotel I took from Internet.
These pictures I made in 2007, as you can see it's a beautiful very cosmopolitan city.
From today on I will write a post of my daily "adventures".
When we arrived and had checked into our hotel, we went out to change 50 € each into Turkish Lira. Then we walked a little through the city and also visited a mosque. When I wanted to give some money at the entrance, I noticed that my wallet had been stolen out of my purse ! Somebody had opened the zip and taken my wallet out. It's still a mistery to me how he could do that without me noticing it ! My purse was hanging over my shoulder and nearly on my belly ! Fortunately I had nothing else than the Turkish lira inside because it was a wallet I only use when I travel. I didn't have my Turkish money for a long time, it was a quiet expensive walk. I suppose that somebody had watched us when we came out of the Change office had followed and waited for a good moment to open the zip.
There is nothing to do, and I decided not to let my holidays spoiled for that !