Tag: Istanbul

Crossroads Tour – The Grand Bazaar…

The Grand Bazaar as large and noisy as you would expect a 5,000 store shopping mall to be. Rick Steves says to spend about 2 hours here, which is about as much time as a human has before their retinas start to melt…

Crossroads Tour – The Carpet Salesman…

At last … my first day in Istanbul, the center of the medieval world dating back to 330 AD, when it was known as Constantinople….

Crossroads Tour – Welcome to OZ…

My luggage even showed up although I honestly did not expect it to. The luggage carousel was convenient to the Lost and Found desk, where I turned in a Diners Club credit card that I found on the floor. I took minor comfort in the fact that someone’s day was worse than mine…