Grand Medya Hotel Istanbul
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... wine and have plans to go watch some live music, fearing my pet hate - live music in a pub I was happy to discover It was brilliant, one of the bars we went to was on the top. We had to get in via a tiny lift with a very aggressive door. I pretty much got my bum trapped in it. When we got to the top we waited ages before we realized we had to open the door. The club was brilliant a great jazz band was playing and we danced. Some men wanted me to dance and took my ...
... Mosaic Museum down the road. This was relatively small, but excellent, with a great long floor mosaic taking the centre stage. The palace has now gone apart from this mosaic and several smaller ones arranged on the walls around it. The mosaics were magnificent, with pictures of animals, trees and human figure.
... lined up to take a photo and got pushed out of your place at the rail while a huge sumo wrestler/weightlifter type tried to squeeze past. I think he didn't speak English or at least didn't understand the term ' ********', otherwise I might not be here to tell the story.
The next part of my day was going to be a two hour ferry trip up the Bosphorus Straits and back, but to get to the ferry I had to negotiate my way down some steep narrow hilly lanes and cross the Golden ...
After a delayed flight packed with Aussies we have arrived in Istanbul. Met up with our tour group and immediately hit it off with another couple.....he is a retired LAME and they have a son Ben in the army who is a Sapper. Unbelievable! Off to see St Sophias Basilica the Blue Mosque and a cruise of the Bosphorus ...
... example of how the ruling class lived during those days in Turkey. The first stop on our tour was the harem, home to the private apartments of the Sultan, the Queen Mother, his wives, his children and of course his concubines. At any given time there could be as many 400 women living in the harem, attending school for music and etiquette and waiting for their fate to be decided. The Queen Mother was the chief overseer of the harem and at her selection the girls would ...