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TravelPod Member ReviewsNew Galata Istanbul
Excellent place to stay. I highly recommend 5 Oda.
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... that all this, a beer and a 1.5L bottle of water (plus a healthy tip) only came to $33USD. Amazing :) We ended the night by walking around and taking pictures of the mosques at night (gorgeous!) and seeing where we want to go tomorrow. We forgot the cord that downloads camera pics to the iPad so I'll upload those photos later once we get another one. So, it's been an extremely long 2(?) days and we're ready to crash! Can't wait to explore tomorrow before the ...
... are eating, even up here in the mountains, the call to prayer goes out, this one makes us smile, it really must be the worst sound quality ever. Off we go again, the road is very dusty and makes everything feels gritty, eventually we hit a surfaced road again, at a junction a chap in a wagon asked us directions, amazingly we were able to help and pointed him in the direction for Yedigoller. Before long we were back on the motorway, all ...
... one street !
We have had two really good experiences here (among others). On Day 1, I wanted to buy a bottle of water - price was 1 Turkish Lira (1TL). I only had a 10TL note - but the lady said "no problem, pay tomorrow " !! Which I did (actually gave her 2TL for her kindness). 1 TL = 50 cents Australian.
Out today and I bought some razor blades for my shaver. Roz wanted one o those nail clipper things you can carry in your purse. Paid for ...
... yesterday. The. Blue Mosque is pretty amazing to see, it had all the information about the Quran and the the history of the religion. It was really interesting actually, and had a few really cool quotes - my fav was; "...All mankind is from Adam and Eve, and Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over White ...
... This phenomenon has resulted in the drink being popularly referred to aslan sütü ("lion's milk").