Eternity Boutique Hotel
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... Turkey is home to many ethnicities, it is a melting pot of cultures and civilizations from the earliest times to the most recent times, people from all over continue to come to Turkey and melt into one society.
In general I'd found Turkey to be a great country trying to cope with the problems of a multicultural society of diverse ethnicities from time immemorial, many of which wish to be a separate country, such as the Kurds, ...
... it because we were from New Zealand, they started wrapping it up for us. At this point we knew we had to get out of there. Ben rushed downstairs, grabbed Kate and we hurried out of there.
From here we headed to the Blue Mosque, it was swarming with tour groups so we decided to come back later, we headed to the Grand Bazaar. We got there to find it was shut due to the festival. We were starting to feel a bit deflated about ...
... whoops!) Still managed a few good ones though before we had to stop!!) the reception room and the library. There was even a relics room, which held lots of items from the prophets, like the cloak of the prophet muhammad, and (apparently), Moses staff?? Is this for real? Maybe will google when we get home! We also snuck in a quick cigarette in the inner courtyard - which we also got yelled at about- good to know we are rebels everywhere we ...
... of other gulets, once again we were visited by turtles. A final night feast was put on by the chef and then we headed for Smugglers Inn – a "pirate" bar that is miles from civilisation, run purely off generators. We felt our boat clearly won the dance competition and with the bar displaying numerous New Zealand flags, we topped the night off with some Crowded House.
The cruise finished ...
... Next stop,,,,Dolmabahche Palace! The word Dolmabahche means "filled in garden".Dolmabahche was once the Bosphorus bay that was literally filled in with rocks and soil to create the spot where the Palace now stands. An father and son architect team created this for the Ottoman Empire over a decade in the mid 1800's.The Selamlik ,the Harem, huge Turkish carpets, alabaster bathrooms, a crystal staircase, the world's largest chandelier (weighing in at 4 ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet