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TravelPod Member ReviewsNew Galata Istanbul
Excellent place to stay. I highly recommend 5 Oda.
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... I’m lost.” We wandered around and, after telling Dilek that Beth was looking for things for her bedroom, Dilek took us to a gentleman who had tiles, banners, and other things for the bedroom which he would personalize in script. Beth got a tile with the Hagia Sophia on it and he wrote her name. Nate found a bracelet (told you that’s almost all he bought) with the evil eye on it and he got it inscribed with his name.
... This time we applauded him. Back to the ship, we (along with another two passengers) have arranged to have a WiFi personal hotspot "dongle" delivered to us on the street outside the port entrance by some bloke on a bicycle. We have been forced to this by the exorbitant cost of WiFi on the ship (16 Euros per hour, and it only takes 20 minutes to upload a photo!) and have been inspired by another tech savvy passenger to circumvent this robbery. In a scene reminiscent of many spy ...
... are incredibly strong, as is the bond between different families of the same faith. I guess that's understandable given Jewish history. It's something I respect.
Being in Jerusalem during Holy Week was a bit of a double edged sword. It was a unique opportunity to see many people descend on perhaps the holiest city in the world and engage in different ceremonies. At the same time, the city shuts down over Passover, which isn't that great for the average tourist. ...
... is 61 metres high & 9 metres in diameter. It was restored 1964-1967 & a new balcony placed.
Found a beer in a shady bar watching the activity on the Sea of Marama & the Bosphorous. Perfection! Our last evening in Sultanahmet area & dinner in a little family run restaurant where a man brought us tea in exquisite glasses - on the house. We wandered through the area listening to musicians at the upmarket eateries, lights people & noise.
... by the port. We then walked the other direction hoping to find something else interesting to look at. This half of the island was mostly a military base so we couldn't take photos of the coast below or the island across. We continued on for a while in this direction, listening to the drum line as we walked along this side of the coast. We made it to a downhill section and decided we really didn't want to walk up it so ...