BEST WESTERN PREMIER Senator Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Airport Transportation
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... and it was a nightmare. It took us over 90 minutes to get through, in a crowded, non-ventilated sweatbox of a room but luckily our transfer was still waiting for us on the other side.
The trip to our hotel was another very long ride and by the time we checked in it was close to 11pm and without further ado - we crashed.
... around blaring (quite catchy) campaign songs which I actually found myself humming later during the day. The port (i guess you'd call it) of Kadiköy is one of the main areas where all the different parties choose to base themselves. I guess because this area gets a load of foot traffic as it's where all the ferries arrive and depart from, and also where a main bus port is located.
What never ceases to amaze me is all the different types ...
... the staircase to the courtyard. I closed my eyes for a while and just imagined a sultan riding through this courtyard on horseback. I searched for the wudhu area and found it tucked away under the stairs of the mosque. The water was ice cold and there were no towels or tissue paper to wipe off the excess water. Following my two rakats of Salatul Masjid, I stood in congregation to perform the fard Esha salaah. This was an experience I would never forget.
... 8221; to replace Hagia Sophia, now a mosque.
Today Hagia Sofia is officially a museum, and some of the mosaics have been uncovered and rest between the later Islamic calligraphy added to Hagia Sofia. Much of the great structure is still in a partial state of restoration. I can vouch for the scaffolding that covers fully a quarter of the interior having been there for at least the past five years. But it’s a great example of the ...
... ride of about an hour and costing us about $25. However all our troubles began in Taksim Square. It was peak hour and the traffic was horrendous. Cab drivers were at the ready but all refused to take us with the excuse of the 'bad traffic.' We thought it may have been something to do with 'not a big enough cab fare.' Eugene finally found a cabbie begrudgingly agreeing to take us. After getting on the phone to see where our Hotel was, he stopped and told ...