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Monday, March 2, 1998
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

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Today's Travel:
Country: Turkey
Region: Istanbul
Weather: Rain

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Tiles on the circumcision chamber Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Mosque and moon Istanbul, Turkey

Mom, Penny, and I hoist a few The Orient Hostel, Istanbul, Turkey

Mom and I dancing The Orient Hostel, Istanbul, Turkey

Mom and I dancing The Orient Hostel, Istanbul, Turkey

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 326
Linear Dist: 95280
Countries Visited: 27
Regions Visited: 106
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Hotels: 52
Friends / Family: 98
Camping: 38
Hostels: 107
Transit: 31
Beers: 1379
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Journal Entry:
It's cold and rainy. Met Mom, Penny, and Will at thier hotel. We spent the morning at Topkapi palace. I left them and went in search of a barber. I was feeling brave and a bit decadent so I went under the straight enge and had him shave me as well as give me a hair cut. It was interesting (no cuts), but I think I could have got a closer shave with my disposable.

Met with the others for dinner. Had a great dinner (can't remember the name of the restaurant). After dinner I took them back to the hostel's bar for the belly dancer. Will took off after a beer, but Mom and Penny hung out for the the belly dancer and one more beer. After a few more "one more" beers Mom and Penny were up for Tequila shots (something I've been trying to get my mom to try for years). After that it was more beer, kamakazies, and more beer. When I put them in the taxi back to thier hotel they were having trouble walking. Realization: I got drunk with my mom in Istanbul!


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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