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Sunday, March 1, 1998
Antalya to Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey:
Latitude: 41° 1' 12" North
Longitude: 28° 58' 41" East
Altitude: 36 feet
From Seattle: 7436 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Orient Youth Hostel

Today's Travel:
Country: Turkey
Region: Istanbul
Path:Antalya - Istanbul, Turkey
Linear:341 miles
Weather: Sunny

Available Photos:

Silouetted mosques Ferry, Istanbul, Turkey

Silouetted mosques Ferry, Istanbul, Turkey

Blue mosques Istanbul, Turkey

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 325
Linear Dist: 95280
Countries Visited: 27
Regions Visited: 106
More stats...
Hotels: 52
Friends / Family: 98
Camping: 38
Hostels: 106
Transit: 31
Beers: 1368

Journal Entry:
Got into Istanbul early (about 6am), caught the Metro back to Sultahnamet and checked in to the hostel. Took a much needed shower, had some breakfast, and headed out to meet my mom and her friends at the airport. Their plain landed early, so I didn't have to wait long, and as they cam through the door I gave each of them a Istanbul survival kit (map, one million lira note, and a small Turkish rug - so they wouldn't have to buy one).

After getting them their hotel we spent the afternoon wandering through Sultanahmet (Old Town) and took a ferry over to the Asian side of Istanbul (Mom wanted to able to claim she'd been on three continents in one day).

Related Sites:
The Orient Hostel, Istanbul
CNN: Current Weather in Istanbul
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Turkey
CIA World Fact Book: Turkey

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