Finally, Spending an Unplanned Day in Istanbul

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So, when the TK1056 from Zagreb finally landed at IST Istanbul Ataturk Airport at 4:15 am in the morning after around 5 hours of delay, the connecting flight to home had already departed a couple of hours ago as scheduled..
Turkish Air wouldn’t provide us any alternate flight saying there’s none, they made us wait in line to get a voucher for Hotel, at 5 in the morning..

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On the positive side, Tuyap Palas was a clean and modern hotel, still under construction on one side.
However, it was located on the opposite side from the city center, in the newly developing area, it seems.

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Endem TV Tower in the middle of nowhere.

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Good thing was there was a bus terminal nearby.

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So, it was time to revisit all the goodies in Istanbul.

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The Sublime Basilica Cistern

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The Grand Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya

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The Cool Blue Mosque, Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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Leisurely Puffing Shisha, not very impressed.

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Cute way for changes.

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Lots o Spices.

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Old and new mosques.

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Different kinds of olives at Egyptian Bazaar.

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Then again, interesting mackerel sandwich, Balik Ekmek at Eminonu Pier. img_7356

So long, Istanbul.

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