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Zeki had his first ever flight! He was very nervous but he ended up loving it and wants to fly again which is a good sign! We arrived in Istanbul in the morning on the asian side and we took a bus to the european side. Zeki's friend Kurti works at a hotel in Sultanahmet (which is where all the attractions are) and he gave us the best room in the …
... what we should in between tea and dinner. We had visited all the main attractions and wanted to keep it pretty chilled. I suggested having a turkish bath. The girls were a litte anxious when I described this experience but were willing to try it so we headed to one we saw near the Grand Bazaar! It was divided between Men and Women. We went for the luxury package which included a body scrub and 30 mins body massage. We were given bikini bottoms ...
... their heads and some even had the beginnings of the long curls that aren't cut and grow over their ears. It was very interesting and helped the time to pass a bit quicker. I must admit to being a bit of a people watcher.
Upon going through check in and once again being put on a bus that we thought was going to drive us to Turkey, we finally got off the ground 30 minutes late and not in our assigned seats: apparently it was first on gets the seats together! Renee and I ...
... belts. Our carpet seller then went off for a 'pipe' and we wandered through the Grand Bazaar. Once out of there we were trying to get back to the general direction of the hotel but ended up getting way off track - my sense of direction failed miserably! However a friendly young man put us back on track and we then found the Spice Bazaar and had a walk through there - oooh the smells and the colours!
By the time we got ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNobel Hostel Istanbul
Our friend works there so that's why we stayed there. Very nice, close to everything and great service. The cafe next door gives hotel guests a discount too and the food is really nice.
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