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Thursday, March 5, 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: Sunny

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Aya Sofia and water front Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey

Aya Sofia and water front Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Mosqu through alley Istanbul, Turkey

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 329
Linear Dist: 95280
Countries Visited: 27
Regions Visited: 106
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Hotels: 52
Friends / Family: 98
Camping: 38
Hostels: 110
Transit: 31
Beers: 1395
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Journal Entry:
Massive walking day. Walked up to get my visa photos (2 dozen, that should last a while - I hope). Walked through Sultanahmet, across the Galata bridge, through the Tünel district, through Taksim (picked up my mail at American express), over to Lebanon's consulate (got there a few minutes after closing), through Maçka, down to Çiragan, over to the bridge to Asia at Ortaköy, and back along the Bosporus. Total I figure about 15 miles.

Met Mom, Penny, and Will for diner (as usual). Went to a nice crepe restaurant, where they had candle (!) dancing. Given how tired my feet were, I really wasn't in the mood...


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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