Istanbul Amedros Home
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- Free airport shuttle
- Refrigerator in room
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Non-smoking hotel
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... floor" of the cathedral is bathed in a couple of feet of water which teems with silvery fish. The lighting is soft and orange, uplighting the pillars, and the acoustics perfect for concerts (some gently Turkish music was playing today). Boardwalks have been tastefully added, dotted with dim orange "street" lights similar to the black gaslight style of Nelson's riverside.
We were hungry and thirsty after all this sightseeing, and chose a promising ...
... previously hidden for centuries reveal Christian iconography. Gold mosaics of angels, saints, and Christ stand in stark contrast to the ornate designs of the Islamic era. The juxtaposition is interesting. The marble floors, worn by thousands of years of use, have seen more people worship and sight see than any other building in this part of the world. Such history. This place is grand, built as the largest Christian house ...
... spoke turkish to us and motioned for us to get further on the slab. Then one by one we were picked off and taken to the edge of the slab for our bath. The bath consists of a complete scrub down with your personal mitten, a suds bath, washed off with warm water and then finished with a hair wash. The whole thing probably took 20 minutes. After I was able to get over the fact that a stranger was giving me a bath, it wasn't as stressful. And the nakedness became quite ...
... which had us both wiped out. He tried a sauna for the first time 'PLEASE NOTE ALL CONCERNED FAMILY MEMBERS' we spent maybe five minutes in there so all is well with his and my health. He asked many questions about why it is hotter higher up and why people go in such warm places and why do you pour water on the hot stones. Fun little first time things you experience with your little ones.
Again time to sleep !!!
For a last day, it was pretty relaxed. We woke late, and I dealt with some work while the kids played in the hotel gym. Then a leisurely breakfast before lacking everything up and checking out of the hotel. We were not flying out until 1am, so we had the hotel keep our bags and we headed across to Sultanahmet by cab. First stop was the ceramics workshop we attended on the girls' birthday ...