Amethyst Hotel Istanbul
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... having an awesome time. At about 1 we were about to leave when I noticed Alex, one of the girls we had on out sailing boat, wasn't in a good way and couldn't stand up so I took her outside while Simon tried to find her travel buddies and she vomited all over my legs and shoes before passing out. Erin and I got her awake enough to get in a taxi and Erin went back with her and her friends to make sure she was okay. We got the next taxi home to bed, might need to go shoe ...
(note to the wise if you get in a cab where the driver has 6 model sized Indy cars taped to the dash you may want to reconsider your place in line)!
We arrived at our small boutique hotel dropped our bags and took a glass of wine up to the rooftop terrace where we enjoyed the view of the blue mosque to one side and the Bosporus on the other time for bed so we can get up and begin to ...
... sound of car horns. Low and behold, it was a student protest taking place that apparently has occurred every single day at the same time for the past 180 days. It is said to be one of the longest protests in recent history. Not only was this taking place in the middle of busy intersections during rush hour but there were hundreds of police officers lining the streets doing absolutely NOTHING about it. It was the most bizarre occurrence to witness first ...
... stumbled upon the spice market where you could buy any spice, olive, cheese, meat product imagined. Fantastic smells and sights. The next day we planned a busy tourist sightseeing day. After our free roof top breakfast we headed out to our first stop which was a 30min walk up to the area which holds Hagia Sophia, blue mosque and the Basilica cistern. We walked into the blue mosque courtyard where we were faced with a huge line in the sun. Committed, we decided to line up. ...
... sultans clothes, jewellery and gifts from other kingdoms. Like all palaces is was heavily fortified and had indulgences that are unbelievable.
What astonished us is that it was only in 1930 that the Ottoman rulers passed law that Turkey would only respect the Latin language instead of Arabic. In short that means for example if our guide wanted to go back in history to visit great grandparent or older he would not be able to read the tombstone as they would be in ...