I saw a program on TV about Istanbul, and the amazing buildings there. At the end of the program it was mentioned that Istanbul sits in an earthquake zone, and if the worst happened, some of these buildings might not survive - I decided to go there and then!
After buying my ticket (via Frankfurt) and booking my hotel, my boss told me that I was needed in the Netherlands the day after my holiday. Flying into Stansted, to fly out of Stansted the next day didn't make much sense, so I suggested that I go direct from Frankfurt, and my boss agreed. Why fly when you can take a train? So I planned to get the train from Frankfurt to Utrecht.
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