Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Kembara Istanbul - Hari Pertama

5 Mac 2009

Perjalanan dari Barking bermula seawal jam 6 pagi. Destinasi: London Heathrow Airport. Actually this was the first time to Heathrow- apart from our first arrival in the UK last september. Sampai Heathrow dah pukul 8 pg, selepas light breakfast kat airport, terus boarding.

sempat makan sandwich kat kafe nih.. terminal 5 london heathrow.

Took the 9.35am British Airways flight to IST. It was a 4-hour journey, and we were served with breakfast in the flight. Luckily dah request siap2 for Moslem meal, so dapatla some heavy halal English breakfast in the flight! :D

delicious halal English breakfast- British Airways.

Attarturk Airport, while waiting for the luggage.

Sampai Attarturk International Airport dah pukul 3.30 pm - local time. Time difference is 2 hrs earlier than London. so in total, we all dah lost 6 hours: 4 hrs journey+2hrs time difference! Luckily boleh pass imigresen dengan mudah sekali, even takyah pakai visa & isi apa2 borang pon!

at the airport..

Kat airport dah ada shuttle menunggu (dah book siap2).. Next destination: Ipek Palas Hotel kat area Sultanahmet (or also known as Old Istanbul).

our hotel- strategically located in Sultanahmet.

welcome drink at the hotel...

Sampai hotel dah pukul 5ptg, lepas check-in terus kitorg kuar! Tak sabar nak tgk Istanbul punya pasal!! hehehehe Hotel nih agak strategik, semua tempat tourist attractions within walking distance jer. Kedai makan, kedai souvenirs pon banyak sekitar hotel.. puas hati gak la duk sini!

main road kat belakang hotel.

Yeni Camii (New Mosque), just 10mins walk from hotel.

the New Mosque overlooking Bosphorus Sea.

seafood restaurants, underneath Galata Bridge, in front of New Mosque.

Tak pusing jauh pun, sebabnya hari dah malam- eventhough baru kul 6ptg.. pusing2 sekitar hotel, sambil2 cari dinner.. tp sempat jugakla rasa makanan diorg nih; 'fish bread'- pelik btui la, diorg makan roti ngan isi ikan goreng pastuh letak salad! makan tak habis, kitorg makan ikan jer..hehehhe on the way balik hotel pekena McD lagi sedappp! :D

penjual Fish Bread.
bukan selera kita, rasa pelik sbb makan roti ngan ikan bakar!


setelah puas pusing2 dan 'amik feel' Istanbul, terus balik hotel.
balik hotel, mandi dan terus tidoq!

1 comment:

nurul ridzuan said...

wah, bestnyer akak =))
teringin nak ke istanbul plak =)