Artefes Hotel Istanbul
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Drycleaning onsite
- Airport Transportation
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... a translator. There were a few Philapina sisters who work here and it was nice to meet them.
Some of the Elders told us it takes them an hour to get to Church each week from their apartment. Having a Chapel close to home is not a luxury for so many people around the world I keep realizing, but they make the journey to get to Church. For us, it was an all day thing. After the train and the tram and walking back, we got back to the hotel about 5:30 pm.
... one. I ordered grilled fish, salad and white wine and settled back. There was excellent live music, and most of the tables were filled with couples enjoying each other's company. The violin player was going to each table, with tips in mind of course. I ate a slow meal over the next hour. It cost me 100 Lira (40USD). Not cheap, but not bad at all. Not to toot my own horn, but I am amazed at how much I have already grown in the last 24 hours. Eating out alone used to ...
... to where the Bosphorus meets the Black Sea. A very pleasant afternoon with the guide on the boat giving us a very detailed commentary on the interesting features of the area and its history. Relaxing and educational with a very good lunch! Dinner at a traditional Ottoman restaurant "the Han" and then on the way back to our hotel we saw a Sufi whirling dervish performing at an open restaurant in the old market! A perfect day and ...
... were numerous cargo ships, fishing boats, yachts, as well as two unknown submarines that passed by with their turrets and a small amount of the top of their main body out of the water. It was a rather eerie feeling, given the hotspots in the region and the nature of stealth of these ship destroyers. They calmly passed by. The ship's captain stated he had never seen this happen before during his many years of sailing. They were displaying small red flags ...
... I feel so happy to have seen it again.
Today, I decided to take a nose tour (self guided) which resulted in me wandering west of the Blue Mosque and around Sultanamet district. I bought a ½ kilo bag of cherries and at lunch in a park there. A siesta was the next part of the day and a much needed one it was too.
Later on in the afternoon, I took a walk up to the Palace and then the Palace ...