Bilek Hotel Istanbul
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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... tourists, and that brought back memories of China where the children were constantly being photographed. As the prayer service ended, it was time for us girls to cover our heads with shawls to go inside. Mitch got a bit freaked out - feeling like I didn't look like his mother anymore, and had to keep checking under my scarf. Once we got inside, it proved worth the wait as the mosque is very beautiful- almost totally covered in blue Turkish-designed ...
... accommodation) was quite far from Sultanamet, the Old Istanbul area and because transport to the main sights everyday would’ve cost too much we decided to stay in a backpackers near Taksim square. Istanbul is an amazing city, accommodation is more expensive than in Asia but still reasonable. Food and drinks are expensive in restaurants, but shopping at supermarkets is cheap. If you stay somewhere with included breakfast and cooking facilities you save a lot. Look ...
... day's work you start to let it slip off your back. Dan had to learn not to make eye contact and not to answer politely, "No thank you." as any answer engages more dialogue.
Annie had a vendor at the market pull her aside and tell her, "Don't be so shy and afraid- everyone in Turkey is very nice and safe!"
So once you get past that it is a ...
... while we waited for prayers to be completed and then toured the mosque. The cemetery was closed but still beautiful to see. There is a special entrance for visitors, so the women covered their heads and everyone removed their shoes and we went in. There were people still praying and the Imam was leading them, but most of the congregation had left. The men pray in the centre part and the women pray behind partitions or in the balcony.
... bus left the hotel. Our first stop was at The Blue Mosque, I won't go into too much history but it's a pretty big deal, it's the most popular mosque in Istanbul. The paintings and architecture were all beautiful and the overall experience was a once in a lifetime. Next, we headed to the palace which dates back to the third century and housed several sultan leaders. Inside were several rooms filled ...