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Saturday, March 7, 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: Transit - Bus: Istanbul - Cappadocia (Göreme)

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

Available Photos:

Egyptian Spice Market 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: 331
Linear Dist: 95280
Countries Visited: 27
Regions Visited: 106
More stats...
Hotels: 52
Friends / Family: 98
Camping: 38
Hostels: 111
Transit: 32
Beers: 1405

Journal Entry:
Got up this morning, spent a solid hour packing (first time since leaving the US that everything is actually in my pack!) Spent the rest of the day wandering around the Spice Market, Grand Bazare, and shopping districts (Bought two Tag Heuer watches!). Early afternoon started feeling sick (not sure if it's a sinus infection or just a bad cold), so I spent the afternoon drinking tea and reading. Now it's time to head to the bus station and see about finding a bus to get me to Göreme.

Missed the direct bus to Göreme, so I have to go via Ankara. Something like: leave Istanbul at 10:15p, arrive Ankara at 5:00a, leave Ankara at 5:50a, arive Göreme at 8:00a. Looks like a long night...

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

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