Thursday, September 03, 2009

Istanbul, Turkey

So I decide to go some where totally different. Turkey! I´m off! I remember hearing the many stories told by my old buddy Frankie " 4 Fingers" Glionna of how awesome Turkey was, so I had to go see this place for myself. INCREDIBLE!!!  But first off allow me to elaborate on the mission itself to sorting this all out. As most of you know I don´t have a concrete itinerary as to where I would be going or visiting.  I had a small idea of where and what I wanted to see and visit.  So no accomodations or an idea of what I was getting into???, the journey goes on. Remember, I´m on the run! On the go! On a mission! To see what the world is about. All of this traveling malerkey, shenanigans, rubbish or poppy cock is all spontaneous. So basically what I´m trying to say is all of these journeys were not planned!!!

So with this said I arrive at Istanbul airport around 10:30 pmísh?? YIKES!!! After spending an hour or so talking to fools about sorting out transfers into town with everyone with borken or bad engish, I took matters into my own hands. I ended up taking the train into town. Fools were asking €50 for a ride into town. FU*CK THAT!! In the end I ended up paying the equivilant of 2 tacos & an ice cold Corona at a taco stand in Ensenada. Sourire  Finally made it into town though another task awaited me, Accomodations.  In the past I´d sleep in a patch of dirt but not tonight.  Most of the hostels were booked though I ended up finding one within a 6 bed dorm. 2 constant drunk Aussise and 3 super cool German guys. Though I didn´t see my German flat mates for 4 days??  Prior to meeting them I hooked up with 2 girls from Valencia, España. Rosa & Eva. Super cool chicks!  So the first day of being a tourist, off we were to the GRAND BAZAAR and litterally watched all the Turks perv over them. The Turks are very aggresive guys!! Seriously!!  I thought the Mexicans & Italians were.  Nope, these guys take top honors.  Any hoot, I hung out with them for two days and woulnd´t you know it.  The day they left I finally got to run into my flat mates. The Germans!  Stefen, Dieter & Michael. The leader of this pack was Dieter. This guy took us to all the super cool and crazy places which I would have never seen if it weren´t for him.

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 The Grand Bazaar.

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 Trip out on this chick jumping into my shot!!

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 Here is Rosa, Eva, me & the cook, having lunch on the terrace.  After the cook found out Rosa was single, he felt obligated to joining us for lunch. Though very tasty, so good thing Rosa was single.

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 This is the entrance to the roof terrace place we ate at.

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Later on that evening we went to an authentic Turkish Bath House. WOW is all I can say. This was on the top 5 things I have ever experienced in my life!!  It´s really hard to explain or go into details about this one. But is was an AWESOME experience. After being all relaxed from our massage we headed over to a Turkish pub where we experimented with the Hookah pipes. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hookah )

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SUCK IT!!!!!!!!!!

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 Here is Eva taking a crack at it.

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 And here she is taking a break.

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 In the end Rosa was the expert and schooled the both of us!!

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 Here is the local Taquieria.

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 Here is my Turkish TortaSourire

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 THE BLUE MOSQUE. Here is an interesting story: As I walked up to the front of the Mosque, you are required to remove your shoes, so which I was doing. Though while removing my shoes I noticed the head Muslim guy was shouting in his native tongue to the ˝white folks˝ to go around the other side. I figured they were closing the main entrance and re-directing traffic to another entrace?? Didn`t know what he was saying?? It wasn`t in Hebrew nor Yiddish. Well, I`m inside chilling checking this amazing place out, leaning up against one of the giant pillars. I hung out in there for a good 45 minutes because it was Afrika hot outside and it was nice and cool inside. Again the main Muslin guy came in and shouted in his native tongue for ALL THE WHITE FOLKS TO GET THE F*CK OUT!!!! It was prayer time. Well, he didn`t say one word to me nor look at me nor kicked me out!! I was like WTF!!?? Does this guy think I´m part of their posse??? So I hung out and watched first hand what they do in there. WOW!!!! I walk outside towards the front and notice a sign in the front entrance stating ˝THIS ENTRANCE IS FOR MUSLIMS ONLY!!! VISITORS & TOURISTS PLEASE ENTER TOWARDS THE SIDE ENTRANCE˝. OY VEY!!! They thought I was one of them!!!! Being there several days exposed to the very hot sun I got very chocolate.  This was a very interesting excursion.  Also, any time I bought something or at a restaurant, I was spoken to in Turkish.

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 One Day Dieter took Michael and I to The Basilica Cistern - Yerebatan Sarnci. ( www.yerebatan.com )  This place was INSANE!!!  It was Roman built and all underground.  The pictures I took do not give this place justice. You need to go to their website to check out their pictures and read about this place.  The best part about this place are the two stone heads of Medusa!!!

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Turkish  BaklavahEveryone was raving about it so we had to try it. SUGAR HIGH!!!

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Turskish Food.  YUMMY!!!

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 The SPICE BIZAAR.  This place was also very colorful.

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 This is our hood and our last night in Istanbul.

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10:36 Posted in Général | Permalink | Comments (5)

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Nice trip! Estas haciendo un bello viaje Cabron! Me gusta tu blog!

Posted by: T.Fabs | Thursday, September 03, 2009

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Hey Johnny , I sure you enjoy your trip in Europe !!! France, England, and Turkey, what is better to see the world ?! Really nice experience !!

Take care

Posted by: yohann | Friday, September 04, 2009

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cabron los Bascos y catalanes are waiting for u..

Posted by: Martin | Sunday, September 13, 2009

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okay! What up playboy?
Cool pictures and I see you're chasing the hussies?
Okay!!!!!

Posted by: Erwin | Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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BAYWINDOW MAFIA CONTROLA!!!

Posted by: folkseca | Monday, September 28, 2009

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