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Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Baklava, Turkish delight, Adana kebab, fresh grilled trout, fresh tomatoes, yogurt, cheese, and did I mention baklava?
Let's just say we gained all the weight we had lost in Uganda back, and probably more. It didn't help that a lot of the meals included in our trip were buffets.
And for the record, I …
So in the matter of hours, we moved from a third world country (Uganda), to a developing country. And boy was there a difference. My first few hours of being in Istanbul resulted in reverse culture shock. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. It was almost like being back home as we drove along the highway from the large, clean, advanced airport.< …
... it was about 30 degrees I think and we were all pretty hot.
And that was followed by a rather nice pudding called kuzandibi which we all thought was like a quite thick blancmange but actually is made of sweetened, mildly (I think it was) vanilla flavoured, chicken!! From what I could make out the chicken is boiled up, shredded and eventually turned into a sort of liquidy paste and this pudding is made. It’s sprinkled with cinnamon and was very ...
... for another delicious breakfast. I really enjoyed the honey comb and would love to have that on toast with cheese every morning. I also enjoyed the traditional pastry and cheese dish that I had. Bill managed to have a good breakfast and kept it all down!
The rain had let up, so we walked to the Old City Wall that was beside our hotel. There was a path between the wall and a park. It was so quiet that we did not realize that the park was constructed over a highway and exit ...
... different exhibits on display including jewellery and an intriguing arsenal of weapons. The Palace was well situated with great views over the Bosphorus.
In the Palace grounds was a Harem which could be visited at an extra cost. I decided not to die wondering what was in there and so paid the fee and had a look around. I am not sure what I found more interesting in there, the place itself or the information about how it ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Free parking