The relaxing side of Istanbul

Our final day in Istanbul was relaxing to say the least. And relaxing

was exactly what I needed. Here are some of the pics of our last

day.

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We started with breakfast at a local spot. This was just my meal. It was

exactly what I needed.

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We passed through Taksim on our way to the Turkish Bath’s. You didn’t think

I’d leave the country without getting a massage and good scrub down did you?

I can’t show you pictures of the bath but it was pretty awesome. We arrived and I was

whisked off in the opposite direction of the men. I started by stripping down into a towel

and went into the baths. I laid down on the hot stone and waited for a lady to come

and scrub my skin until it was bright red. She washed my hair and rinsed my body

and before I knew it, I was relaxing with a massage with hot oil. It was fabulous.

When I finished after about an hour and half of being pampered, I met the boys

and enjoyed another Kebab.

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Dude knew how to make a killer Kebab.

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We finished Kebab and boarded a boat to do a little Bosphorus cruise. We cruised

down the Bosphorus and sat in the sun. Drank more turkish tea and soaked up

the sights along the way.

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After about two hours of cruising, we finished up and decided to sit on the

water and enjoy more tea and more hookah.

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It was another perfect day in Istanbul. The sun was shining.

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And even more perfect was the baklava that followed.

Istanbul is pretty wonderful and I highly suggest making a visit when time

allows. It’s unnerving that the Taksim area has had riots the last

few days but I certainly hope things get better and more tourist are able

to visit the same Istanbul I was able to see.

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