Ahmet Efendi Evi
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAhmet Efendi Evi Istanbul
Nestled in the heart of old Istanbul this is a wonderful and cozy place to stay.
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... satiate the thirst of Istanbul's citizens.
There also remain the ruins of a race track that sits along side the land of the Blue Mosque. This Hippodrome was the site of chariot races when the Romans ruled this territory. Obilisks remain that marked the center of the track, including one Egyptian import that dates from some 3000 years ago.
Near the Hippodrome sits the museum of Turkish and Islamic Art. Its collection is small but impressive, and we saw ...
... and patterned marbles.
We went for a bit of a wander through the Grand Bazaar again and got hassled by lots of traders. The traders in the streets want to sell you anything and everything and can be quite aggressive and upfront. We pretend we don't understand them and just keep walking and they usually ...
... twist on an American-style amusement park (someone had clearly done their homework). The park was brand new and seemed completely empty - there were no lines for any of the rides. One of the indoor rides recounted some part of Turkish history with animatronics. Even though we couldn't understand a word the automated narrator was saying in his deep echoing voice, it became clear pretty quickly that the white European crusaders were the bad guys in this story. ...
... sight of that resplendent rotating rotisserie of roasted meat turns you into a rabid dog, fangs bared and drool gushing out of your mouth. The warm red glow of the kebab rotisserie's infrared elements causes the chunks of fat and slowly-dripping grease to glitter like a giant ruby, spinning in the candlelight - it's the most magnificent sight in the World to the kebab addict, stirring up all manner of feelings. Love, hate, fear, jealousy ... I must ...
... got an upgrade! :(
Took some awesome shots from the plane as the weather was perfectly clear with sun and lots of little puffy clouds ....... they do have a name ......c'mon Michelle you are up to date with your flying theory.....help me out here!
It was a short flight (well after the long haul it was!) at 2 hrs 35 minutes and coming into Istanbul was lovely - it looked so beautiful - lots of green and swathes ...