Just as we were waiting at the airport to fly to Istanbul we read that the Australian Government’s advice was to reconsider travel to Turkey. Too late, our luggage was already checked in!
At Istanbul we were met by online friend Heather. It was terrific to meet her and find out about her interesting life in Istanbul. She showed us around a little.
Over the next few days we explored all of the sights. There were so few tourists around that our hotel was almost empty, there were no queues or crowds, and we had our pick of tables at empty restaurants for each meal. It was actually quite sad. These people don’t deserve to suffer in this way.
Our Bendigo friend Heather joined us whilst we were there. We were so lucky with the weather which was mild and sunny.
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