Place: Istanbul, Turkey
The next morning, Lori and I head to Topkapi Palace, where the Ottoman Sultans made their home. The palace has a museum including numerous artifacts from throughout the Ottoman period.
Outside the museum, a show is being put on for the tourists.
We head to the harem, where we run into Carolyn. We view the harem as part of a tour, which drags on a little longer than I would have hoped. I say goodbye to Lori then barely catch the bus to the airport.
I fly to Cairo, then catch the bus to the Cairo bus station. The next bus to Dahab is at midnight. I try to find the bathroom, which is located about three buildings over from the bus shack. The bus security guard ends up having to show me the way. I have a coffee and a sheesha (water pipe) as I wait.