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Thursday, 17 November 2011



Istanbul next? I ate myself stupid there. Ayran helps with indigestion! Oh god I miss the place... try and find a dessert restaurant in the Galata neighbourhood and ask for the tavuk gogsu - I'll leave you both to figure that out :D And have a balik ekmek or three for me when you're by the ferry terminals...

Another thing - the place is crawling with the most gorgeous-looking cats ever. And the pudgiest, most indolent stray dogs...



Boots in the Oven

Hi, Ling! The blog is actually seriously far behind - we're currently in Bangalore, India! I'm trying my best to keep the map at the top (linked Follow Us Around the World) updated, though, and I'm using Google Latitude to share our actual location.

Luckily, we did get to try the tavuk gogsu (so interesting!) - but not a balik ekmek. Booo!

Istanbul posts will start going up on Monday. We're trying to get as much done in Bangalore as we can!

Boots in the Oven

Thanks. Pretty cool, right?


So, after reading your post about Addis (in the comments of which you did me a solid and pointed out the Itegue Taitu), I started reading your RTW posts from the beginning. And I have to say, now that I'm back to your Ethiopia posts once again, I'm completely hooked. You are both *fantastic* at conveying an experience and I love, love, love reading each post. A big "thank you" for doing this (my sentiment is in capslock, if not the actual typing).

Care to spill the beans on the actual name of the Fleabag Palace?

Boots in the Oven

Gina, thank you so much! Your comment is so nice; I'm happy that you're enjoying coming along with us!

I feel *almost* bad about outing the fleabag palace, because they were really nice to us... but they should hire an exterminator! It was the Lalibela Hotel, which you'll notice on our sidebar is currently the cheapest place we've stayed on this trip. I guess, sometimes, you really do get what you pay for...

(Sorry for taking so long to get back to you! We've been sick with sinus infections and coughing and all sorts of grossness. Lots of sleeping here in Yunnan.)


the generalized photo and evidence that are included in the report can describe lalibela very well. so these activitiy must be continue and promote the holy land of lalibela for the people who might not able to visit lalibela .

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