Anzer Beach Hotel
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... we decided to call it a day. We grabbed something to eat and went back to the hotel. Something about the rain really does a number on your motivation to go out and do much. Either way it was a fun day and we were looking forward to see what the next had in store for us.
Today we were to battle the bazaar. This is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. We read it was supposed to be pretty intimidating ...
... so busy gesticulating to his wife to capture “his moment” that he completely forgot we were all watching him. The show also included a group called Crucusas. One of the performers did this balancing act with daggers – on his lip – Giva closed his eyes – he knows speech therapists are horrified at anything that involves knives and mouths – at the end of the act he did this flipping/flicking motion with his head and the daggers all landed in a board ...
... during its time as a mosque but had been partially restored to their former glory. They were constructed from gold and tiny coloured gemstones. You were not allowed to use flash photography inside but I managed to get a few decent shots in the fairly dark interior. It was larger than the Blue Mosque and had a second floor which contained the frescoes and enabled you to look down on the floor below. The last stop on the tour was the Tokapi palace which is a massive complex which ...
... until 10.30pm. It was too late for us to catch the night train to Romania. Determined to still get there by the morning we went around asking for a bus into romania. It was like a wild goose chase (one company always handing us on to another). Eventually we found a company that did buses to Romania but we were told we had to go to 'Murat Tourism' to buy our tickets. This company was located in an entirely different part of the city. It was ...
... England.....Nottingham......Robin Hood....???". "Yes, yes, Robin Good", he replies. As there's no traffic at this hour, the journey only takes 1hr 30mins and as we departed 10mins early, arrive Simferopol airport at 0750hrs.
Immediately see that it's nothing like Birmingham airport. It's along the lines of Tromso (keep up). I blag my bag as hand luggage and receive boarding pass. I'm through security in 2mins. Next is ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking