Grand Beyazid Hotel
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This hostel is fab, I'm in an 8 bed dorm with the sleeping boys, they are very nice Iranians. At least I think they are nice, they only sleep so I'm not sure. That's not fair of me they stay up on the roof all night then sleep all day. I'm thinking vampires. They have to leave today but they are still sleeping and no one can wake them up. Then there's the Moroccan who lives in Hungary who is stuck here because he had his passport stolen and loads of money. His ...
... color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal;">All women who didn't have something to use as a headscarf were given one to put on; men wearing shorts were also given one, to wrap around themselves like skirts. Dave didn't have to because he was wearing trousers. Before we stepped over the main threshold everybody had to take off their shoes and put them in a clear plastic bag.
... is both unnerving and magical. I wonder if it would feel so magical if I could read the calligraphy? There's this column called the "Weeping Column" in my guidebook and the "Wishing Column" by the tour guide I overheard. Supposedly this column sweats and the moisture has supernatural healing powers! There was a line to touch the column; a line of sweaty, sweaty tourists. Afterward, I mosied over to the Blue Mosque, where ...
... in the world, full of characters trying to sell stuff. It is the same stuff you can buy anywhere in the world. If I was buying I could have had some fun there but it is day 1 and I am not going to carry stuff for the next 6 weeks so I was just looking. I have to say parts of the building were very impressive and I really enjoyed looking at the building.
After this I consulted my map and headed to the spice market. There was a couple of Mosque's I wanted ...
... shreds, we made our way towards the major shopping attraction, the Grand Bazaar!
The name itself suggests that it is large, but that is a terrible understatement. There are 17 different entrances and 61 "streets" within the massive complex. It is such a vital part of the history of Istanbul that at one time it was also home to several schools for shopkeepers children to attend as well as 5 mosques to be sure that there was plenty of room to accommodate everyone ...