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Travels in Turkey - Final Day in Turkey

After our time in Cappadocia, we flew back to Istanbul.   We had arranged with a tour guide to have a ride from the airport to our hotel.   Imagine our surprise when the driver showed up in an extended fancy limousine. 
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During our final day in Istanbul, we spent our time visiting the local shops.   One of our purchases was large wall map of Turkey.   The map ended up getting stuck inside the airport security scanner and we never got it back.
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While traversing Istanbul’s streets, we took time to enjoy some roasted corn on the cob.   It was good!
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On our last evening in Turkey, we ordered some Turkish pizza.   This was quite different from the pizza we had in Konya.   Yes, that is a fried egg on the middle piece of pizza.   It was good as well!
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It was a mixture of feelings as we packed up to leave Turkey.   We felt honored to have visited sites where the apostle Paul had travelled and where ancient Christian communities lived.  We hope to return again to see more of this country which once was the center of the early Christian church.
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To see more pictures of our Turkey Travels, click on one of the links below:

Arrival in Istanbul, Travel to Bursa and Uludag
Istanbul Mosques and Cathedrals
Istanbul Palaces and Historic Sites
Streets of Istanbul
Ephesus Area
Pamukkale Area
Aspendos, Perge and Side
Antalya and Konya
Cappadocia – Day 1 Morning
Cappadocia – Day 1 Afternoon
Cappadocia – Day 2 Morning
Cappadocia – Day 2 Afternoon
Final Day in Istanbul


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