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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... that a miss. The street, which has trams and crammed full, was unbelievably crowded, just thousands, whom we were told would have been going to a festival. Not sure what. Partway back we went into the very flash Pera Palace Hotel where Agatha Christie writer of 'Murder on the Orient Express', also author Ernest Hemingway stayed I believe. We couldn't just walk in and out, so purchased drinks! Beer and wine at 25 lira each - nearly double anywhere else!! ...
Thank heavens our transfer to the airport wasn't until 11:00 am as it was such a late night we managed to get a bit of a sleep in. During our time in Istanbul we all noticed how erratic the drivers were, weaving in and out of traffic, hardly ever indicating, but amazingly it worked, no road rage, no accidents, well until we were on the way to the airport and we noticed a small altercation between two taxi's. Not much ...
... and how much money you have kind of game. Corruption runs rampid here.
I was warned before I left Muscat that if anything is going to happen in Istanbul it will be in Taksim- the hot bed of civil disobedience,so stay out of this area on the night of the elections and possibly the following day. Unaware of the election when I booked my hostel this is where I am staying. The owner of our hostel warns us to get back in before 8 pm ...
... top restaurant over looking out over the sea and it also had views of the Blue Mosque. One of the meals ordered came in a pottery dish on a bed of charcoal flames. To get the casserole out of the pot the waiter broke open the pottery on a defined weakened line in the clay. Definitely a one serve pot. Back to hotel by ten thirty and into bed fairly tired. Mind you we had been on the go for 17 ...
Today we checked out of Hotel Zurich and said goodbye to our mates on the Topdeck tour before walking down to the Grand Bazaar for the morning. The Grand Bazaar has over 3,000 shops, and 21 doors so trying to find door 7 which we came through will be a challenge on leaving! Today was a lot cooler, around 16 degrees but with everyone suffering sunburn, we were happy to be inside. You can buy almost anything ...