Three Apples Residence
No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... to the Blue Mosque!! We felt embarrassed and a bit like naughty kids not doing the right thing!! Won’t do that again!
Off to see the palace (in our extreme embarrassment!) which is a low set series of buildings over a large area and was extended by various Sultans over time. There are rooms with armoury, swords which we didn’t have lots of time to look at.......I wonder why! We managed to see the clock room and rooms with jewelled ...
... we visited the Archeological Museum. In contrast to the mosaics this was a let down. It wasn't that big and it was mainly just sarcophagi that had been collected from all over Turkey. There were about 100 school trips roaming around too which was a bit of a nightmare.
After lunch we finally went inside Hagia Sophia, a Byzantine church turned Ottoman mosque turned museum. Built ...
... visit the Blue Mosque as it is very well known in Istanbul for its beauty. We had made sure we had longs on and our shoulders were covered and I made my bandanna into a headscarf, so as not to offend.
The Blue Mosque was built in 1609, because the Sultan at the time, who by the way was just a teenager, realised that no mosques had been constructed for at least 40 years and thought that Allah may not be too pleased about this! Can ...
... the two continents, we went along the European side then the Asian side coming back. It was a great way to see the city on our first day, and a good way to keep awake.
We noticed a huge number of people smoking, both men and women, in the streets and particularly in offices (ie the lost baggage department at the airport, and later in a bank). It makes you appreciate NZ’s smoking ban in so many places).
For dinner we went back to the ...
... were pretty tired, time to head back to the hotel and soak up the views with a drink at the roof top restaurant.
We also had another opportunity to kick back with Merlin and her partner. This time we had dinner at the now famous Taksim Square (A few days after we left it was the major talking point around the world as Turkish Citzens took the street to make a stand against ...
How has this condo rated in the past?
- Business Services
- Pets allowed