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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Heated pool
- Swimming pool
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... if she was closed and she just smiled. She was nice enough. Finally I motioned some buying- a-phone-card charade and she sent me to the post office at the other end of the terminal. The post office lady charged me $2 to use her phone, which worked well enough. It turns out there are young people whose job it is to get travelers into taxis and to tell the driver the destination (Yes, I could have done that myself. But my name on ...
... Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace and the few other mosques on the old side, you see the Marmara sea and then of course, you see the ships sailing on the Bosphorus strait. Its just wonderful! I took a turkish coffee and spend sometime just looking at the view. That I think has been the wonderful part about coming back to Istanbul. Since I have already done the primary sight seeing, I am just taking it easy and enjoying the experience of being here. Then, I went on a walk on ...
... on the top deck of our tour boat and settled in for the ride. I think Lily was disappointed that we weren't on one the boats with a tour guide on the loudspeaker, but secretly I was glad. Nothing ruins a trip more than being shouted at in four different languages. The boat cruised under the famous Bosphorus bridge, which joins European Istanbul to Asian Istanbul. It then continued up towards the second, less ...
... from all over the empire. They were educated at the palace, and if they did not marry the sultan or have an heir, they were freed and allowed to marry. The vast majority, say 90%, never even saw the face of the sultan. Remember that it was the queen mother who selected women for the sultan. A very select few, four at most, actually married the sultan. By marrying these slave women the sultan avoided developing an aristocracy and mixed the blood of many ...
... the area did not treat us with disrespect, even though we were the reason so many of their people died so I became incredibly disappointed in the Australians on our tour that made racist and unkind remarks when they were being told stories of heroism from the other side of the coin. It was a long day and it's a shame that it's not closer to Istanbul for we would have liked to return, look around and reflect in our own ...