Tuesday 29th November 2011

Istanbul from the ferry
Last look back across the Bosphorus to Istanbul

After a nice relaxing weekend I took a nice leisurely breakfast before saying goodbye to the staff who have all been really helpful and friendly. Decided to catch a ferry to cross the Bosporus as I don’t think you can ride your bike across the bridges. It took about 15 minutes and cost less the a pound and it was just down the road from the hotel. Once across the Bosporus it was back into all that traffic, I thought it might not be so bad going out of the city but it was! Not a very enjoyable ride today as it’s been on dual carriageways which I don’t mind, there’s just been so much traffic, my ears are ringing tonight! Found a nice cheap hotel tonight, it’s cost me less than £15! Don’t like the news from Iran! And I don’t think it’s going to get any better before I get there, think I might have to look at other options.

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