Santa Ottoman Hotel
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... to Islam, perhaps to avoid the tax. The Ottomans stayed in control until after World War I. In 1923 the Republic of Turkey was formed with Ataturk its first president. Constantinople's name was changed to Istanbul, derived from the Greek phrase for "to the city".
This rich heritage is evident all over the city -- at least in the old district where we were staying. We visited the Topkapi, the palace of the Ottoman sultans. This was the site ...
... This leads me to my final Istanbul tip - know what airport you're flying out of. We nearly missed our bus while trying to explain which airport we needed. Saying "We need to go to the BIG one...Turkish Airlines..." is not nearly enough. The crisis was resolved by a helpful passenger who overheard our struggle from his seat and came out to share with us the secret phrase "Europe" or "Asia". Of course, our airport was on the Europe continent and that was a fact we ...
We keep losing large parts of days to getting from one city to another and yesterday was no exception. Our flight from Athens to Istanbul was midday which got us to our hotel in Istanbul about 5 o'clock. Dropping our bags off at the Blue House Hotel ( very blue!) we headed out exploring.
We certainly are not in Greece anymore. This city has a totally different feel and reminds us more of Morocco. Our Rick Steve's guidebook pointed us in the direction of ...
... There was no time for a warm up or sound check in the church sanctuary, which made for an interesting concert. Acoustically, the space at St. Antoine's is very live and reverberant. It is also a fairly large church, so it took awhile for the sound to bounce around the room. Several students commented that they were very cold during the performance and could see their own breath. I was moving around ...
... on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.The name of this subterranean structure derives from a large public square on the First Hill of Constantinople, the Stoa Basilica, beneath which it was originally constructed. Before being converted to a cistern, a great Basilica stood in its place, built between the 3rd and 4th centuries during the Early Roman Age as a commercial, legal and artistic centre. ...