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... apparently used to transport the large number of police being used. There were also armored vehicles on the main corners. There were obviously a large number of additional police all around, including many undercover cops. Conveniently there were 2 ambulances stationed in the middle of the square. Need to add in, that when I took the metro, based on the map, I thought there was a slight walk. There is not. The metro takes you right into the square, ...
... restaurants, artist shops and lots of stalls with jewellery and stuff. It is a good example of what locals enjoy about Istanbul. You can sip tea in one of the water front teahouses and learn backgammon. we wandered around again and we both bought a couple of silly presents. Karen a ring that you can turn over and expose a different coloured stone red or green. I got two rings both with a little patterned lid that opens up to show a watch. Reflective note. There are a lot of unemployed ...
... t find them before leaving Scotland, instead I had a green slip of paper from the rego document, the MOT (roadworthy) and the insurance papers. The border crossing into Macedonia had proved to be difficult with the officers wanting to see the original papers…I thought this would be ten times worse in turkey.
We made a plan and ripped out the exact same bit of paper from Raelene's rego papers (I had managed to find hers…) and collated our papers so we had ...
... the delicacy was doing it for the first time. He took the pot from the flame and with cloths to protect his hands he poured the liquid into a bowl and then with the back of a large knife he hit the side of the pot a coupe of times until it broke in half - one half crashing onto the stones. Then with great flair he poured the stew into our bowl. It was wonderful. Tasted great too. After that we had a walk home. The city at night is looking beautiful
... to a museum and the plaster covering the Byzantine relics removed, the latest in a string of conquerors, and a secular one at that.
The rest of the trip produced excellent photos, if no excellent stories, but there was one interesting part. In the north-west corner of the main hall there was a support dubbed "The Wishing Column." Why it was named this is debatable, but according to an audio guide, its because an angel lived in there to protect the church, or something. In ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet