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My Escapes Turkey Istanbul Stop-over Day in Istanbul... Flight to Istanbul

Flight to Istanbul

May 30, 2014

I was bound for Istanbul again aboard the same type Boeing 777 jet. Again, we were shaken above the eastern parts of the Bay of Bengal... otherwise it was a smooth flight.

I was sitting in the same place in a similar or perhaps even the same Boeing 777-200ER jet. I kind-of fell in love with this airplane.

Just like when flying in, we were again wildly shaken like milkshake somewhere above the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (eastern Bay of Bengal).

The meal was just as tasty as before, but I felt tired after a long walk all day in Singapore and... this was a night flight!

Delicious airline meal

Delicious meal

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We arrived at Istanbul Atatürk Airport after 14:00 o'clock, having flown on a different path this time... It was dark down there and there were more clouds this time.

We cut India in half in the middle, headed for southern Pakistan and southern Iran to fly above beautifully-lit Dubai of the United Arab Emirates... it was still dark down there, I could see the Dubai Palm Islands. Too bad the window wasn't clean, so taking good pictures was impossible.

Early morning caught us above Saudi Arabia (breathtaking views, it felt like the Sahara with countless dunes, but later on it looked like Arizona with red canyons)...

Israel, Cyprus followed and we approached Istanbul from southwestern Turkey (Izmir's direction) this time.

It was weird to find almost no-one in the metro station and I was the first person to step into this metro car...

The Istanbul Metro

No-one in the Istanbul metro... Creepy, huh?

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