Trip Start Jul 01, 2007
79Trip End Sep 02, 2007
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We had dinner. What I had for dinner was an omlette and then we had ice cream. Then we went to the movie Transformers. How they did it in English and Turkish was, the guys spoke English, but the words showed up in Turkish. And then there was an intermission in the middle of it. Then we went to bed.
Josh: Today we went to the Princes' Islands on a ferry. While we were on there, Kate started a cartoon: Bucky Beaver and I started a cartoon called Lord of the Sandwiches. It's about the Pork Roll Sandwich to Rule Them All. Once we got to the island, we walked around until we got to a small beach. There were shells all over the ground and it was kind of rocky. There was this circle of crystal-clear water and deeper it got blue and darker. We played around for an hour or two. While we were walking it was kind of dusty, we all got juice and some chips. We came upon this restaurant. It was open air and had lots of little trinkets to buy. There was a cat family who was hanging around our table. Kate wouldn't stop taking pictures of them and was again hypnotized. It had a nice view over the water and you could see another island not too far away. In the water we saw a porpoise and on the land we saw a stable with a bunch of donkeys. We had our lunch, walked out and got a horse and carriage. We rode back to the town, got some simit and peaches. We went to some rocks by the water. Kate and I got a peach and Alex got simit. We made some seagull friends with the simit and I nearly got one up on the rocks. There were seagulls in the water and boats going by that made waves crashing on the rocks.
We left and a guy tried to yank us into his restaurant. We kept walking, mailed some postcards and left the island on a ferry
Kate: Yesterday we went to the Princes' Islands. As my brothers didn't mention, the Island is a really beautiful place. The shores are made out of crushed shores that have not yet turned into sand and the water is crystal-clear. The houses were elegantly built, some with Greek columns and others were Victorian houses. In almost every single yard we saw palm trees, bougonvilla, hydrangea and many other beautiful flowers. We walked our way up to a beach. It took a while to get there. The walk was hard because it was mostly uphill. We saw some adults at the beach with water wings and my mom noticed that people were surprised that Alex, Josh and I could walk so well, so we guessed that most people in Istanbul don't learn to swim at a young ages. The swimming area was a beautiful park filled with pine trees and the swimming area was a rocky cove.
On the way back, we took a horse and carriage. The main trasportation was horse and carriage. We only saw 4 cars while we were there. They also ride bicycles. The only downside of the horses was that it kind of smelled in parts of the island. They kept the streets clean from horse waste by putting a pouch behind them, next to the driver's seat.
I really enjoyed the movie Transformers that we went to see in the evening, except that it was way too loud. The only downside of Turkey right now is that I miss Kenny.