20060916 Back home for a few days

Well I have been getting around a bit lately … just home today from my visit to Istanbul. A very busy couple of days work and some good times. I stayed in an old palace now converted to hotel – Çırağan Palace (say jiraan) on the banks of the Bosporus.

By Friday rolled around I had exhausted myself and headed back to the old town. Walked past a few of the places I visited in 2004 before getting lost in the maze of the Grand Bazaar.

Lights in the Bazaar

So a few hours of great shopping later … I headed back to the hotel. Thinking I’d have a nice soak in the hamaam before heading out, I was thrown by the fact they wanted 70USD for this! So I’ll just have to find a good place next time.

This week, I’ll be off to Johannesburg. I think I’m starting to miss my home comforts so just having a quiet night at home.

Author: Damien Saunders

Damien Saunders is a Management Consultant. When not working, he is based in Brighton, UK. Damien specialises in Programme Management and Product Development. Damien is a serial entrepreneur starting his first business at age 14. Currently Damien is specialising in the development of project management tools using jQuery, SharePoint and stuff.