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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We started off by touring the beautiful Blue Mosque. We walked through the Hippodrome and saw the remains of what was once the location for political struggles in the capital city of the Byzantine Empire.
We visited the Hagia Sophia, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture and considered as the 8th wonder of the world by most art historians. It was originally built as a Christian ...
... Ali) offered them the chance to learn how to make a marble effect painting. The children were so enthusiastic - and the results were amazing! By the time we had finished it was mid afternoon and we were all hungry. I had seen a lovely, light filled restaurant where patrons sat in comfy beanbags and so we headed there for the usual traditional Turkish fare. It was delicious! Then came the tricky part - winding our way back through ...
... up eating a lot of bread and cheese spread. The castle, about a kilometre or two’s walk outside Uzundere, was very impressive being perfectly camouflaged on the mountain it is almost impossible to spot. Look at the attached photograph and see if you can see it! The nature and views in the east of Turkey was amazing. From Uzundere we went to Cappadocia by a mix of hitch-hiking and busses. For long distances hitch-hiking was not always cheaper, since the money saved ...
... I should just get on and buy jewellery so he can get a commission! We thought it was overpriced, but they did extend hospitality and give us some nice cold apple tea. Nobody bought there!
Next was the Bazaar, in a little cheaper part of town and we entered into wall to wall people who were trying to shop! As we got deeper into the cavernous bazaar interior with high walls and arches (just like you may picture in your mind!) from old movies etc. It goes ...
... a suitcase to unpack, there is little to keep me aboard Constellation so off I go on this 65 degree overcast day. Up an irresistable gayly colored staircase I am only slightly winded as I wonder old neighborhoods. The quiet hum of the city is soon overcome by a loudly amplified call to prayer, sung by a female-sounding voice. It is atonal to my western ears. Winding through the streets one quickly notices that watching the footpath is recommended as ...