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Getting From Home to Istanbul, Turkey!!!

The first leg!!! Getting From Home to Istanbul, Turkey!!! The transport and the people and sites along the way.

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Finally Leaving the Office!!!  The Pressure Soon to be off,,, maybe!!!
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Finally Leaving the Office!!! The P…
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Thanks Eddie and Anita for taking me to the Philadelphia Airport!!!  I thought I was flying Delta but the plane didn't show!!!  So I got rescheduled to Air France a few hours later!!!
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Thanks Eddie and Anita for taking me…
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Air France was great!!!  Terrific food and lots of it and no charge for the little bottle of red wine!!!  And free earphones!!!  Air France is Great!!!
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Air France was great!!! Terrific fo…
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Over the Atlantic Ocean nearing Paris where I get my connection to Istanbul.
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Over the Atlantic Ocean nearing Pari…
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Here is my Phila to Paris company!!!  Thanks for helping me with my francais, Alain from Paris!!!
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Here is my Phila to Paris company!!!…
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Touchdown in Paris and 45 minutes to get the next plane!!!  Air France all the way,,,
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Touchdown in Paris and 45 minutes to…
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Hi Ahmet from Phila, previously Turkey!!!  Amhet was my conversation piece from Paris to Istanbul!!!  Thanks Ahmet,,,  u-r awesome!!!  Good luck with your family re-union in Istanbul!!!
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Hi Ahmet from Phila, previously Turk…
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On a wing and a prayer over Turkey...
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On a wing and a prayer over Turkey..…
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Windows Explorer Clouds!!!  Not really,,,  they are what we flew threw during the landing...  thank god *of your choosing* for radar!!!
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Windows Explorer Clouds!!! Not real…
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Happy Ahmet!!!  We've Landed!!!
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Happy Ahmet!!! We've Landed!!!
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Over Tukey,,,
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Over Tukey,,,
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Over Turkey!!!  This is the Coastline of Turkey along the Marmara Sea,,,
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Over Turkey!!! This is the Coastlin…
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Daaaaaaa,,,  at the airport in Istanbul, Turkey,,,
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Daaaaaaa,,, at the airport in Istan…
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Erin!!!  Here is the picture you told me to take of the driver with the Gary Schempp sign!!!  Because of you I had my camera ready... though that's not unusual...  I just have the posting problem *usually*!!!
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Erin!!! Here is the picture you tol…
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Hi Mel,  Told you I would post the picture!!!  We rode in the taxi together.
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Hi Mel, Told you I would post the p…
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Ahhhhhhhhhh,,,  a real room!!!  And I don't have to listen to 20 people snoring either!!!  Seems wierd having only one bed in a room!!!  I am use to about 4 to 8 bunkbeds in a room and sometimes a big mess!!!
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Ahhhhhhhhhh,,, a real room!!! And …
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This is great!!!  A bathroom that I don't have to share with 20 other people!!!  Fuzz Free!!!
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This is great!!! A bathroom that I …
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I sat here only long enough to get this picture,,,  I had to go out and explore,,,  was nice while it lasted though...
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I sat here only long enough to get t…
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One of my room views!!!  The Hagia Sophia...
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One of my room views!!! The Hagia S…
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Another view from the top of the hotel,,,  the Bosphorus River,,,  We are in Europe now, but across the river lies Asia,,, and the rest of Turkey,,,
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Another view from the top of the hot…
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The Blue Mosque as seen from my window!!!
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The Blue Mosque as seen from my wind…
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Hagia Sophia
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Hagia Sophia
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Hagia Sofia from my window!!!
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Hagia Sofia from my window!!!
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Fruit Truck as seen from my hotel window,,,
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Fruit Truck as seen from my hotel wi…
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Fruit Truck in Istanbul,,,
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Fruit Truck in Istanbul,,,
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,,,  this is great!!!  Finally here and settled!!!  I already got a reservation for a Turkish Bath and Massage at 7,,,  So I think I will relax till then,,,  bye for now,,, to be continued!!!
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,,, this is great!…
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