23 September 2010

arriving into Istanbul via train

Well after 3 days of travelling I reached Istanbul this morning

The train journey went reasonably well across europe, despite being quite tired now, after getting a eurostar to paris monday evening, i followed on overnight to munich, before a daytime train to budapest.  This left me a few hours to stock up on food and drink for another night train to belgrade, and finally the longest leg of all belgrade all the way through to istanbul.

So spent the afternoon here exploring around Istanbul, which including seeing the grand bazaar with endless amounts of aisles and shops and traders on show, and the great blue mosque. Going to enjoy the food and head out for a good meal tonight

6 comments:

lloyddiane said...

we've been thinking about you every waking minute since you left us Tom. Glad you arrived safely and are enjoying your travels.
We will enjoy reading your blog, please keep us updated...
take care,
lots of love from your mum and Dadxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

nannyholmes said...

Hi Tom, how exciting reading about your travels, I'm quite jealous. But I made it to Grimsby by myself! Denise and I going to Shannon's 4th birthday party at Pirate Pete's, how does that compare for excitement? We are really proud of you, have a great time, fond love, Nanny xx

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Rob said...

wow overland to Instabul - some trip that already mate! Mosques and culture are great,call to prayer and all that but make sure you check out the kebabs too! I reckon you could get some garlic bread with that !!! Enjoy mate - Rob.

Emmaroscoe said...

Hi Tom,
Just looked at your travel plans, sounds amazing!! I am well jealous, look forward to hearing how it is going when I am having loads of fun with my Economics books haha.
Em x

auntyfiona said...

Glad your journey going well Tom. Will enjoy following your progress on the map, although i'm sure i'll be updated via your mum! Sounds great, take care, love aunty Fiona x