Bostanci Prenses Hotel
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... Egypt (Luxor) in 390 by Emperor Theodosius. It had been built in in 1490 BC and was divided into three pieces to be carried to Constantinople. The part that is left is the top 1/3 of what is believed to be the entire obelisk.
After the Hippodrome, we walked to the Blue Mosque. This mosque was built from 1609 - 1616 by Sultan Ahmet I. As you can see from the pictures, the name "Blue Mosque" comes from ...
... into prayer areas. Wonder what mosques in the Middle East will be like... The mosques also provided scarfs and shawls to women and men who don't meet their dress code. It was amusing watching the ladies clumsily fine-tune their makeshift burqas to create the most fashionable burqa possible for their selfies. (Sidenote: I think selfie is a Turkish and Arabic word). Was perhaps more amusing watching a grown man walk around with a bright pink makeshift skirt to cover his lower legs. ...
The Hagia Sophia is an amazing place. It is one of the oldest places of worship in the world, and it is the fifth largest church in the world (though it held the #1 spot for the nearly 1,000 years that it was a church). The Hagia Sophia was built in the 3rd or 4th century by the Emperor Justinian. When the Ottoman Turks took over the city, they converted the building into a mosque. Rather than destroying the Christian artwork, they ...
... After a brief lookout, we sought out the rooftop cafe that we could see from the tower. After climbing multiple flights of stairs we found the cafe and sat and enjoyed apple tea on the rooftop overlooking the Bosphorus. Finished with much of the morning, we headed back across the Galata Bridge and tried in vain to find a place to eat. Being Kiwi's we were not too keen on the constant barrage of pressure to eat at every cafe we passed so we kept walking until ...
... It had the consistency of cement and was out of this world in terms of taste. The second time I had it with my first Turkish former au pair Hulya it was in small, almost crystallised pieces. It was golden yellow in colour and contained a few nuts. This was good but incomparable to the first time I had it.
A lot of communal dishes include fried onions covered in chilli, a very tasty form of yoghurt that is more savoury than sweet and a salad with cucumber, tomatoes ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility