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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Outdoor pool
- Kids pool
- Room service
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It was a 2pm arrival in Istanbul, and to be honest none of us are really excited about what is in store.we decide to take off on foot with no plans and see what is out there. After a 40 minute walk we are nowhere, the traffic is heavy and we have no idea what we are doing. So we stop at a street cafe hoping to have a beer and a catch up. Turkey has the same arrangement with Internet suppliers as the boat does, so that is a no go ...
... this and knew we could buy one upon arrival. More frantic web searches and a quick txt to our host confirmed we were in the clear. But to be prudent we went to double check all our remaining stops and found we had only a few hours to meet the filing deadline for India. While I appreciate that the Internet has greatly simplified this process, it was still a burden with many challanges. The one bank we didn't call and inform of ...
We are finally on board the ship. Getting through the airport in Turkey was slow - mainly because of the huge crowd of Aussies and Kiwis clogging up the passport control. Some of whom appear to have been trying to break David Boon's beer drinking records... But all-in-all it was painless. Getting a taxi was surprisingly easy, and despite our less than stellar directions, and some wacky driving from his countrymen, we arrived safely at the gates of the port. Then, ...
... not sure I would want to pray with so many tourists as spectators. It was the call to prayer from the Blue Mosque that would echo through the squares and that would wake us early each morning from our hotel. The call to prayer is something I found quite special about Turkey (and in general for Islamic countries). Whilst it does happen at odd and very early hours and might be a rude awakening for some (no alarm clock needed in Turkey!), you quickly get used to it, and it strangely has ...
... going into the old city the driver told us to get out as he said there were traffic problems. Fortunately a Canadian couple with us were in another hotel nearby and told us how to walk back. Thankfully we found a different attitude from other Turkish people we had met at the hotel and in cafés who gave us unexpected gifts or free drinks. We allowed enough time to get to our next hotel on the other side of ...