Istanbul Turkey Pre-Tour Visit 2012
June 17th - 21st - 2012


21 June. Thursday. Istanbul

This day also included an Afternoon Tea at the Pera Palace which was delicious. My ground handler and his wife and young baby boy came over to enjoy it along with me and presented me with a beautiful vase as a birthday present. The tulip is what is known as the Ottoman Tulip and it has the famous mosque and bridge that are the symbols of Istanbul inside the tulip…..a memento to cherish.

‘We saw everywhere an abundance of flowers... The Turks are so fond of flowers that even the marching troops have their orders not to trample on them’

22 June. Friday. Istanbul – home…



  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row