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..
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.
Endem TV Tower in the middle of nowhere.
Good thing was there was a bus terminal nearby.
So, it was time to revisit all the goodies in Istanbul.
The Sublime Basilica Cistern
The Grand Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya
The Cool Blue Mosque, Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Leisurely Puffing Shisha, not very impressed.
Cute way for changes.
Lots o Spices.
Old and new mosques.
Different kinds of olives at Egyptian Bazaar.
Then again, interesting mackerel sandwich, Balik Ekmek at Eminonu Pier.
So long, Istanbul.