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Istanbul is a city of nearly 20 million people, originally built on seven hills. Since our visit to Istanbul was for only 3 days, we decided to stay in Sultanamet, the oldest walled part of the city. It has most of the famous historical sites and the most tourists. Our hotel, the Rast, was a small, older boutique hotel with a terrace that provided …
... passengers all converging on the Palace and tourist spots meant that we were stuck In traffic for almost an hour. So we had to miss the palace or else those flying home would miss their plane. This is another example of the disorganisation of the mob who were organising our Turkey part of the tour. When we were in Greece, our guide shuffled the itinerary around when the cruise ships were in to avoid the tourist crush ... So annoying that the knuckle ...
... placed on some wheeled type vehicle and pulled by 500 slaves up the hill from the ocean in order toget it to its current location. At theother end there is another structure resembling a gazebo. I think Ali stated that the course held approximtely 50,000 spectators.
From the Hippodome we walked to the Topkapi Palace, walking though the grand grounds, courtyards, gates and buildings to view how they lived several centuries ago. ...
... question was a Cag Kebab - lamb that was grilled over charcoal once on a horizontal spit, before the choicest cuts were shaved off and grilled individually on skewers. I was given two skewers of delicious lamb, with lavash (flat breads), roasted peppers, onion salad, a spicy tomato sauce and a salad of chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, chilli and a simple dressing of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I wrapped off the meal with a cup of Turkish tea, whilst I watched ...
... rooms, armoury rooms, sacred treasures, clothing…. The gardens were filled with beautiful flowers – roses seem to do quite well here. Tulips apparently originated in Turkey and are grown liberally and are featured often in murals and ceramics. As we were leaving our guide pointed out a row of fir trees. She said it was unusual to have firs outside of cemetries but that the Sultan had them in his courtyard as a reminder to remain humble and that death was ...