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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... Turkish people love to picnic but so often leave their rubbish behind, spoiling the areas for the next visitors. In the cities the council cleaning teams do a great job, but in the countryside it's not so. We are trying not to upload our pictures on our Internet package, because we only have 2 G to last our time here. McFlurries eaten and photos uploaded we walk back. Murat has messages to day he's contacted ...
... It takes me through small farmer villages and past cliffs, hazelnut trees and through forests. Back at the beach again, just a little different from my Agonda-Goa-Palm Tree beach! But beautiful in its own way. By-passing the more tourist orientated beaches I stop at a tiny village, with an deserted pebbles beach. The seemingly boring grey stones beach turns into a colorful blanket when the sea throws her water on it. I lose total track of time when I go ...
... and will say something costs 20 but then when you go to pay they say it's more so you have to be on to it. We found a kebab shop for lunch which was delicious and got more Turkish delight (I might turn into a Turkish delight!) before heading back to the hotel. After a quick shower and clothes change we went to meet up for a cruise along the river which was nice but very windy and cold until we realised the downstairs area was closed in and ...
A few domestic chores this morning (laundry) lead to a late start, and the plan for Hagia Sophia was put on hold due to the incredible length of the queue. Instead we popped into the Basilica Cistern. An amazing structure which the locals call "The Sunken Palace". An incredible Roman underground water reservoir which was built in the 6th C, at 140 m long and 70 m wide it stretches out like a hidden aquatic city underneath the hubbub of the tourist ...
... east than we dare to go. And strangely one of the flight attendants was dressed in a chef outfit arguing rather vocally with the passengers about their need to eat their special meal as it had been ordered, quite strange! Almost felt as though we had slipped into the filming of some airborne Seinfeld episode).
Clearing passport control was reminiscent of Indonesia as some large groups were ...