Istanbul Amedros Home
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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Refrigerator in room
- Free airport shuttle
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... bridges strewn with Turkish flags and hundreds of ferries. It is bustling and alive with activity, a pumping artery supplying lifeflorce into the very heart of this wonderful city. Today was a national holiday, Turkey's version of Australia Day, and national pride was obvious. In fact, I have always thought the Americans were the most vocal and outwardly patriotic In the world, but after today I am thinking Turkey might in fact be on a par. ...
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... in the town as comfortable as possible whilst their pleas were being processed.
After spending half a day volunteering I caught a taxi back to the airport and made the flight back to Istanbul then another taxi ride back to my hotel for a quick dinner at the Ace restaurant. Then up to my room to sleep off an exhausting ...
This morning instead of our usual shower, we had a Turkish bath at a "haman". Pure bliss!! But not for anyone who is at all shy. After stripping down we wrapped pestemals (cotton fabric) around ourselves and were led by our attendants into a hot, white marble room with marble basins and gold water taps where we were given gold bowls. For about five minutes we poured warm water all over ourselves, which softens the skin. Next we ...
... a beer in a nice cafe. WiFi was available - I no longer had GSM service.
There were some beautiful old buildings on Istiklal St including a Catholic Cathedral (St Anthony's) in a Muslim country which was previously dominated by Byzantine orthodoxy. The tram ride back from Karakoy was quick.
We had a very brief downtime before getting ready to meet up with Pam and David Bernstein for drinks and dinner. Their hotel is the 4 Seasons in ...