[Travel] Wonderful Trip to Turkey with Spring Tulip 2016, Day 10

by - Monday, June 27, 2016

Day 10 is my last day in Istanbul, Turkey. I was feeling sad to say goodbye to Turkey. I miss this vacation so much; even my parents too have the same feeling with me.

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This is the pure honey with bread.

We enjoy our last breakfast at the hotel before start our last tour. This time, I get the chance to taste the pure honey at Istanbul, Turkey. It's special and delicious. 

On last day at Istanbul, Turkey does not have too many activities. Just we have to enjoy a sublime Bosphorus Private Cruise. A Bosphorus Private Cruise on the 32 km (20 miles) – long strait which joins the Sea of Marmara to the south with the Black Sea to the north of Istanbul. 

This Bosphorus Private Cruise is taken around 30 minutes sightseeing tour along the river Bosphorus. I can see the both side of Istanbul, which are Europe side and Asia side along the river Bosphorus. The view is so beautiful. We also received the snacks and drinks on the cruise. It's the best.

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Then, we take early lunch at Citadel Hotel Restaurant Istanbul. Our last lunch at Turkey is western style meals, which is chicken chop and its set menu too. It starts with soup and bread, salad, some like an egg (but I forget what its name is), chicken chop and lastly deserts of chocolate pudding. 

After lunch, we straight go to Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) for going back home. Ms. Gulhan says normally traffic jam from Istanbul city to airport. It's true. Actually, the journey from city to airport is not far but it's because of the traffic jam, it's taken around 1 hour.

We arrive early at the airport. Then, we steal our group check-in luggage at Qatar Airways counters and received our boarding pass. Before I go into the waiting room, I run to post office at the airport for post the postcard. My sister and I just play to post our postcard to our home. The cost is TLR 6.40, around RM 9.60. This is the second time we play to post the postcard to our home at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – after our holiday at Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam on early in this year. Maybe we will continue to do this in future because it's so fun for making our souvenir. 

For your information Istanbul, Turkey have two airports, which are Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) and Ataturk International Airport (IST) so just be careful before going to airport – double check your flight detail. Our flight from Istanbul, Turkey to Doha, Qatar is on 17:25 pm. This flight journey is taken 4 hours 10 minutes. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) is quite small to me. It's same like Haneda International Airport when I went to Tokyo, Japan.

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This plane is small like our flight from Doha, Qatar to Ankara, Turkey. The seating arrangement is 3 – 3. The things from Qatar Airways that we're got on the plane are refreshment towel, pillow, blanket, and earphones for entertainment. It's okay because our duration is just 4 hours from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, Istanbul, Turkey to Hamad International Airport Doha, Qatar. We're the flight on 17:25 pm (Turkey's Time). Our flight no is QR0244.

This is view of Doha, Qatar city.
Back to my first-time experience vacation at Turkey, for our meals along this vacation – they only serve us the plain waters only. They not like us in Malaysia that has air sirap and more. They are very good to care their own healthy. Then, most of our hotel is good but just about plain water to drink in the room is limited. Kindly, buy extra the plain water at the convenience store. They do not recommend drinking water by resources from bathroom pipe in the room. So it is better if you just buy the plain water at the convenience store. It is not too expensive too. The last tips, when you take the vacation at Turkey like me which are traveling a lot of places around Turkey – just buy the souvenirs that you like it because every place has different kinds of souvenirs. Not have to wait until you reach at Istanbul to buy it. I'm sure you will regret it. The most my favorite souvenirs is Turkish Delight. It's so delicious.  

Here, the link to the continue stories about Wonderful Trip to Turkey with Spring Tulip 2016 – Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, and Day 11.

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  1. Great vacation. I think Turkey holiday packages help the people decide to visit and enjoy the country.