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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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It was time to leave and our flight is at 6am in the morning. There are no late shuttle to the airport from here so we decided to take the last metro to the airport and wait few hours for our flight. It seems pretty easy after the 8 hour wait in Athens airport before. Tayfun send us off to the tram station and we bid our farewell. He was a great host and invited us to come back and stay for a longer time. We definitely ...
... I boarded the sleeper train, at about midnight, I discovered that I had not only my compartment to myself, but pretty much the whole carriage! Despite this, an over zealous carriage attendant insisted on turning the heating in my compartment back up, despite me being the only person in there! As soon as he left, I turned it back down - I didn't need it to be on 28 degrees! I made my bed and had a small amount of sleep, before we arrived at the Turkish border. ...
... the throats of the new sultan's brothers were cut to make sure there was no further competition. As a result of the fierce competition between the members of the harem for their sons promotion, the power of the sultan was often controlled by the mother, who coached her son to the sultan position and then acted as the real power in the background.
After a morning exploring the various courtyards, rooms, and exhibitions of the palace, we took a ...
... uncovered. There is some ongoing restoration but this did not detract from the beauty of the place.
We then walked further to the Topkapi Palace. There is much, what I thought was Arabic script on the walls, but in fact it is the Ottoman language. The Palace covers a large area with large open spaces inside and we made our way to the museum to see a collection of jewels and ornaments, which was worth seeing. There were splendid views from the Palace over the Bosphorus. ...
... a restaurant close
to Taksim square and the Technical University where they frequently hold salsa nights. It was nice to listen to and dance a bit of Latin music, as I hadn't done it since Prague. I called it a night quite early and went back to the hostel. On Thursday I met a few of the roommates in the hostel: Charles, Alexis, Julio, and Simon. All of them great young men that would become my friends in the coming days. I brought all of them but Charles to Tophane, ...