Bostanci Prenses Hotel
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... and we began to feel a wave of emotion; but just like that ‘click’, life resumed, and people moved and cars left.
A lot of people also moved around with the help of buses, they made up a big part of the gridlock and there was a huge and rigid network we would soon become familiar with - but not one other person we saw was a Westerner. Our little cosmopolitan Turkish delight, my new beloved Istanbul, was the last comfortable easy place we would be for quite sometime. ...
... than you can shake a beggar beating stick with. Once the capital of the Byzantine Empire, the buildings are stunning. There are beggars here but nothing like we saw in Greece. One such lady approaches us whilst we're dining in Abdullah's. She's wearing good quality ethnic clothing and as I point out to her -"Mrs, you've got more gold in your teeth than I've got fillings". (and that's a lot by the way). Abdullah sees Mrs. lady harassing his customers and ...
... an homage to the history of Turkish art - it was set up by decade and walked you through the major Turkish artists and movements of each through current day. The basement held the current exhibit, a retrospective on Turkish Artist, Erol Akyavaş who has been making art for over 60 years. It was interesting to see how he has morphed over time. There was an interesting photography exhibit of photographers' personal photos, but the only thing I ...
... visited places which he considers more beautiful and less touristy. That was fine by us because the queue for the Blue Mosque was too long. Any queue is too long for me. We walked around for about 5 hours visiting Mosques, Grand Bazaar and parts of the the Bazaar that most tourists wouldn't find. Great local doner place for lunch, the crazily busy spice market and a truly local sheesha hangout for sheesha and tea or coffee. Salih ...
... George Washington), after their war of Independence. All this is to explain why the minarets (the tall slender towers built on mosques on which the call to prayer is made by the muezzin) are found on cathedrals and other odd combinations. Unfortunately, in the post WW1 years, the British imposed a "population exchange" between Greece (mostly Greek Orthodox Christian) and Turkey (mostly Muslim). People ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility