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TravelPod Member ReviewsNew Galata Istanbul
Excellent place to stay. I highly recommend 5 Oda.
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... an outdoor cafe for refreshments which turned out to offer narghile (hookah) as a menu item. Apple tobacco smells better than cigarette smoke and hookah IS part of the culture but still.... We fed our french fries to the "house cat" and hit the road.
We had dinner in a
kebap restaurant near our apartment. The owner took ...
... to catch our buses home, well catching the bus for most people, flying for some. It was really hard to say good bye to people we had just bonded so much with. Unfortunately all of the Ankara bound exchange student's were on the same bus except me, they left at 8:20 PM, I was on the 10:20 PM bus which got in to Ankara at 5:30 AM. I had to catch a later bus because there was a mix up and lack of communication as to who had to buy the bus ticket, but it was fine, I made it to my host ...
... the port of Istanbul, you could only gasp at the vast area of land this city covered. To understand that this same city exists in 2 continents is even more amazing. There are a small handful of skyscrapers as we know them. The minrets and mosques soften the skyline.
Before departing the ship, I took one last look over the railing towards the third largst city in the world and had a severe flashback. We drove to Montebello and I said ...
... frenetic obstacles.
I made a slightly later start this morning. First destination: The Blue Mosque. I remember so vividly washing my feet all those year ago and walking barefoot. The Blue Mosque is so impressive with all its domes and its distinctive six minarets. Inside, it is especially impressive. The place was packed with tourists. I was amongst hundreds. I would love to sit in there when it is empty. ...
... things. Lunch was Turkish pizza and a salty drink made of yoghurt and water-- experience of a lifetime. If I have another lifetime I might volunteer to drink it again. We bade farewell to John and Connie and made our own way back across the Bosphorous. We walked to the Blue Mosque stopping at the two obelisks outside. One was taken from Egypt in Roman times and has been in place for about 2000 years. How they got it there is a mystery because it's solid sandstone, about 20 ...