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Flew back to Tokyo with Turkish Airlines this summer, so stopped over in Istanbul for a couple of days. What a great, really interesting city!! Took hundreds of photos so here are 10 of the best, albeit taken with my battered, old, mobile phone camera! :)

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Nice ones !
Mobile phone camera, huh, impressive ! The light and the shadows ...
questions, questions so many questions ....
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Turkish coffee......gives your heart a real kick in the ass eh?? I was confused about the coffee grains in the bottom of the cup though....kinda got in the way of drinking
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But oh so perfect with a sweet, honey-drenched portion of baklava! :D
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there's a couple of good Turkish restaurants back home, all suitably staffed by swarthy-Turkish looking waiters, I asked one what the difference was between coffee and Turkish coffee (they had both on the menu), he looked pretty sheepish and said "I'll go find out".....not actually Turkish I see!! :lol:
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Yeah, you just can't get the staff these days! ;)

View PostJynxx, on 30 September 2011 - 06:00 AM, said:

Nice ones !
Mobile phone camera, huh, impressive ! The light and the shadows ...


My good ol' Sony Ericsson K800i phone with a HUGE 3.2 MP camera still does the trick though, to be fair, Istanbul is one of those places where any muppet could've have taken a good photo! :)
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Nice Pics Mick
I hope to get to Turkey one day.
Maybe join the hoards at gallipoli
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great pics, mick.
i loved istanbul and turkey, the coffee, the horse carts, the bazaars, the fish on the harbour..
istanbul is one of the best cities in the world..

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after Furano, of course ;)
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Nice Pics Mick... Snowboarding is a very old tradition in Turkiye and i would suggest you to try an ancient traditional snowboard(called as Uzme) if interested in different flavors of snowboarding... Jeremy Jones had chance and loved it. Check this video of Jeremy out...



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That's a great vid - thanks for posting it boarderinblack and welcome to the site!! :thumbsup:

Btw, I've read that the Erciyes ski area is being developed by the Turkish government and that Doppelmayr have installed a gondola and five new chairlifts as an upgrade for the old drag lifts. Apparently the ultimate aim is to create the biggest ski region in Turkey with 160km of piste and 21 lifts!!! Sounds good!!
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I like the Istanbul and turkey. Istanbul is one of the best places in the world and having more attractive places which are famous in the world.







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