Eski Konak Hotel
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John organized a flight for Matt, himself and me on Emerates Airlines in business class for our short but sweet tour of Istanbul. Business class on Emerates is wonderful! I really enjoyed the experience.
We chose a hostel type hotel right in Sultanhamet not far from the Blue Mosque. The three of us shared a room for 40 Euros a night. I …
So, we've had our first full day in Istanbul now. The hotel is great. We have a great view of the water over the rooftops, and the street below is totally cute. We are in the middle of the the touristy part of town where the main sites are.
The first night we walked down the street looking for dinner. More than one person mentioned to me …
... city area, and there was more activity on the waterfront than on the Europe side including fishing and even a bunch of older men, very tanned, in speedos getting in for a swim from a little rocky bay. We saw huge stone buildings set in lovely gardens, some were obviously hotels but the others could have been anything. It reminded us a bit of the big old colonial buildings along the river in Bangkok. Our cruise took us out beyond the main Bosphorus ...
... of the outer suburbs before being left almost a kilometre from the hotel) we made it to our hotel and collapsed into bed for a few hours sleep.
We were close to a number of famous sites, and the first we saw was the Blue Mosque, famed for its beautiful blue tiles. It was pretty amazing to see - it did not have as much decoration as many of the other churches we had seen but the huge domed space was very peaceful. Over the next few days we saw ...
Today we traveled from Alexandria to Constantinople along the coast. We got to pass the city of Cairo and some small sea side cities. From Alexandria to Cairo we mostly saw fertile farm land people we farming on. We saw a variety of grains and root crops such as barley and onions. It was pretty fascinating to see the complex irrigation system Egyptians were using because of the seasonable flooding. They call it Basin Irrigation. This allowed them to control the rise and fall ...
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This was an inexpensive clean hostel-like hotel. The location is perfect. The guests need to be in pretty good shape as there are lots of steps.
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