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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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And when I get to the end of the street, I smelled coffee. And then I was like "Ya Turkish coffee was quite famous, I should have a try." And then I saw the long queue in front of me, I don't know what the shop was selling, I thought it was selling coffee, so I just got in line. And when I got to the cashier, I realise they were selling coffee beans, so I thought I could buy some and brew it at home, and thats what i did.
At this time, it's ...
... of a single piece of Baklava and Turkish coffee. I decided to leave with the group and make it a full day tour.
We back tracked our steps somewhat, passing through the same little shops and cafés we saw earlier. Everyone was cold once again and hugged their jackets and scarves tighter. Somewhere along the way we diverted down an old cobble stone path that would lead us to the Little Hagia Sophia. It’s a mosque but quite small in comparison to the other mosques I saw. ...
Such a busy day again. First stop the Blue Mosque - had to cover up with a headscarf which was fine; one of our guides forgot where we were going and wore shorts - he had to wear a wrap as a skirt - very funny. We were lucky and did not have to queue. The mosque certainly deserves it's reputation - wonderful mosaics, beautifully balanced architecture and a ...
... that they lock the floor after we leave instead of locking each room. We are waiting for dinner to be served. Let the fun begin! Dinner consisted of couscous, chicken kabobs, and fries with a side salad and a corn soup appetizer. The orange drink and ginger ale are really good. I also enjoyed the sparkling water. Most of our group is hanging out right now in a lounge on the fifth floor trying to contact friends and ...
... backgammon or something like that.
Taxi-drivers annoy you by beeping each time they notice you. I needed sometime to get used to it and stop turning around.
On the other hand, it's possible to face a traditional local hospitality here. In this case you are all time thanking and smiling rather than paying for anything.
As you are reaching the downtown of the city an environment ...