So me and the French one have arrived in Istanbul. We had to stay in London one night where they lost Jose's luggage on the flight from Paris and we had exactly 6 hours in our hotel. By the time we got to turkey I had a raging head cold and all I could do was go straight to bed. I was done. Our hotel is lovely and minimalist. 300 feet from the blue mosque! It is now 4 am with a thunder storm outside. So cool. Just a few more hours rest and some sudafed and I should be up and running on three cylinders. First stop a pharmacy. Now back to bed. Thanks for listening to my whining!