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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Woke up at 3:00 am, read guidebooks and checked email. Sunrise was @ 6:15 so went out for a walk though Old Town as it began to wake up. Mostly older Ottoman homes & shops that have been converted into hotels, hostels, restaurants, and bars with a sprinkling of shops and a little market on every street. This ancient part of the city was built …
Arrived at the Frankfurt airport somewhat after 7:00 a.m. It's a huge airport - major transfer point for United and Luftansa and probably many more airlines. I definitely got my morning exercise in as I think I walked for over a half hour to get to gate B20 - walked all around terminals A & B twice, once on the ground floor and once on the …
... they have fish. I made it to the top of the hill, where Hagia Sophia exists on a manicured mall. Early is great for missing the crowds of tours. The Eastern Orthodox cathedral was built in 537 (!) and remained a cathedral until 1453. On May 28 (my birthday) 1453, Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople and converted the cathedral into a mosque. The intricate Christian mosaics were removed or covered with plaster and ...
... are now mostly hotels and museums, although two have been preserved for private use by the elite and gentry of the city. The shoreline is stunning with each of these amazing buildings and shops parked very close to the shoreline with easy access from the beachfront or by personal vessel if you wished.
The palaces were stunning to see - such design and artistry went into building many of the sultan's living quarters hundreds of years ...
We had a pretty much identical morning to the one before (and I feel like we will everyday) and were again out of the hostel by around 12. We walked down the street, crossed the river and found ourselves in the spice market. The market was small but really interesting; it smelled so nice and there were so many different types of spices and dried fruits and free Turkish delight. We only stayed there for a bit because we ...