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... and although grand it very austere and devoid of decoration. It dates from 300 Ad and has been rebuilt twice once in the 400s and again in the 500s due to fires. The highlight for us was the wide three metre wide walkway with no stairs that rose three stories all constructed in huge marble slabs. It was wide enough to get a small horse or donkey with a cart up to the level where the women were allowed centuries ago. Amazing considering the weight of the heavy marble ...
... with the electricity in hotel rooms. You have to deposit your room key into a slot to turn on, and keep on, the lights and airconditioning. I wasn't prepared, however, that we would not have wash cloths. Well, in this hotel, we had one, but there were two of us. In most of our hotels and on the ship, we did not have the option of any wash cloths. I ...
... 1453 - Yaribatansanoje, Basilica Cistern (water)⛲ - Hipodrum (horse racing) - Estinye park+ Othman baik street + istiqlal street + jewahir mall + bagdat street (shopping) - Wax museum and panorama at Safir Shopping Mall ;ᘍ 2; ;ᘑ ...
... legs to cover up. While the blue tiles were pretty impressive, I was really intrigued with the Arabic writing. It’s quite beautiful, but that could be because I can’t even pick out a letter, much less know what its saying.
Then on to the Hagia Sophia, which was probably the most interesting of the morning tours. This was built as a Christian church during a time when Christianity was the state ...
... walking into the Blue Mosqee, marveling at the stunning architecture, and hearing the imam recite the Quran so beautifully was a profoundly spiritual moment for me. Closing my eyes and hearing the recitation, made me feel back in the times of the Ottoman Caliphate and the vibrations brought upon by the acoustics of the building were truly profound!
Off to Izmir and then later to Selcuk!
Till Next Time,
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center