The Sunrise Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... than 2 kg. So I'm sent to a room off the main entrance where I buy a box and then they tell me I can't ship alcohol or the truffles I've bought. Major bummer as that's the heavy stuff so I sent home some random winter clothes, and some books. Not the ones I borrowed from the library though, as I think I'll be home before the package. Thank god for the Internet and I can renew them online! Turns out the Post Office is in "post office st". Wouldn't ...
... barbers, hairdressers (Hilli gets her hair cut directly opposite our front door... and cut really does mean cut!), sleazy backgammon-and-card-dives (men only), cats and taxi drivers who treat the space as their own territory... amazing. We buy our own delicious fruiit, bread, yoghurt, prunes (at a wonderful dried fruit, spices and seed shop), bread, ...
... of Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Bosphorus was a great way to start our day. Visiting these sites means fighting bus loads of tourists, putting up with street vendors, and scam artists, but it was worth it. It's also a very superficial view of the city. I wasn't really looking for a different kind of tour, but looking Round the internet, I found a company called Circle Istanbul that does small ...
... sheep kidneys/brains) wrapped in sheep intestines basted with sheep tail fat. We were brave, chewed, swallowed and lived to tell the tale.
Walking on a bit further on, we stopped in the courtyard of what used to be a caravan stop. The ground floor used to have room for wares and the camels carrying them; the upper level was rooming for the vendors. The building has been redone slightly and now there are only ...
I still have not ventured to Taksim Square or Gezi Park, but I think I will within the next few days. I have learned a tremendous amount about the political motives of each side of the demonstrations, and in many ways they are not unlike American politics at all.
I will start by revisiting my previous narration on the Taksim situation, and filling in some of the proper information that I didn't know before.
For starters, when the ...