Soo we lost a 1/2 day in transit
We left at 5pm on July 4th and with a 12 flight should have been there at 5am on July 5th but we ended up there at 6pm on July 5th.
Istanbul :So after getting from the airport to the hotel, and getting settled we only had a few hours on the
5th, 6th Blue Mosaque Hagia Sofia Cistern, 7th Grand Bazaar Taksim, 8th Palace, and most of the 9th History Museum.
We left for Amman Jordan at 8:45pm on the 9th. We had the 10th in Petra, and 11th in Amman and then flight home.
Amman Jordan, we were supposed to arrive at 11:45pm but the flight was delayed 1 hour, then when we got to the airport our driver was a little late, and we went straight from the airport to Petra, Jordan (around 3 hr drive) so we didn’t have to get up early and do the bus ride. We got to our hotel around 3:30 am on the 10th. We got up around 9am and went to Petra site, we were there for about 4 hours, it was AWESOME, this was my Huband’s 50th B-day present. After hiking forever, we went back to the hotel and showered, rested, then went to dinner. Not much happening in Petra city especially during Ramadan. We went to bed early because we had a 3 hr ride back to Amman so we could catch our flight out the next day at 7am, which meant we got to Amman around 3, we showered ate, I went back to the room to rearrange our luggage and hubby and son went to look around for a while. We then ate and basically went to bed as we had to be at the airport by 4am for our flight.
We had a 3 hour layover in Istanbul then another 12 hours back home with the family from hell in front of us. What a crappy way to spend 12 hours. The kids were maybe 4 and 6 and brats and the parents weren’t much better, it was bad, I would have rather had a baby, at least if it cried you could understand, but these kids were bad and the parents weren’t much better, taking stuff from the overhead bin and just plopping it in the chairs so it rattle the backs and spilt our food and drinks, with no apologies or anything, even the flight attendants were getting annoyed with them.
If we fly out again, we are going to have to save for better seats as we are told old and beat up to endure the small seats….