Artefes Hotel Istanbul
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We have moved onto the lovely city of Fethiye. It is tucked into a broad bay and is a very old town. Unfortunately, a major earthquake in 1958 levelled most of it and left only tombs from 400 BC. It's an incredibly relaxed place and we are thoroughly enjoying ourselves. We have been here 3 days now, and have walked along the inner bay - a natural …
... of Sunins style of simplicity.The Süleymaniye was ravaged by a fire in 1660 and was restored by Sultan Mehmed IV. Part of the dome collapsed again during the earthquake of 1766. Subsequent repairs damaged what was left of the original decoration of Sinan (recent cleaning has shown that Sinan experimented first with blue, before turning red the dominant colour of the dome).During World War I the courtyard was used as a weapons depot, and when some of the ammunition ignited, ...
... on the bus to Istanbul, she was standing in the rain causing merry hell with the Turkish Bus authorities. We waved her goodbye as we passed.
We had always wanted to arrive in Istanbul via the Bosphorous Sea...and as luck would have it, we actually did. The bus got on a transport ferry to save time. Grant and I took advantage and stood at the deckrail to watch the sea traffic in this very busy port. It was pouring ...
... asking if they wanted to pay a certain sum to put a personalised message on their son’s grave. The reply was that they were poor farmers and they didn’t have the money to do that. Some of the graves at Lone Pine had messages on them, some did not, but their names live on all the same. They are so positive though, no-one is questioning the futility of this life lost, and for what?
‘A brave young life that promised well, At the word of ...
... t exchange contact info with the guy who was taking pictures of me... but I got some of him.
After she left only a couple of us wound up going out. Myself, Jess, and Ann's daughter Natalie. We wound up at this club called "Beats" where we were the only non-Turks there. I actually had a Turkish girl come up to me and ask "How did you find this place? We never see foreigners here". She studied American studies in college and ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service