BEST WESTERN PREMIER Senator Hotel
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... is both unnerving and magical. I wonder if it would feel so magical if I could read the calligraphy? There's this column called the "Weeping Column" in my guidebook and the "Wishing Column" by the tour guide I overheard. Supposedly this column sweats and the moisture has supernatural healing powers! There was a line to touch the column; a line of sweaty, sweaty tourists. Afterward, I mosied over to the Blue Mosque, where ...
... and the sights to see there.
The food and the company were fantastic with whole sea bass, local fruits and vegetables and terrific local white wine. Our guide explained to us that the wine industry in Turkey is not significant but well on its way as certain geographic areas are becoming more conducive to growing wine grapes. However, the vast majority of their orchards and farming is dedicated to olive oil; let me say their olives ...
... 8217;s Tower, which
could be reached via another boat trip from the Asian side. Although the tower
was only 250 metres from shore, it cost 5 times the price of the initial ferry
trip. The trip was worth it because of the buildings rich history. The
island it was built on has been around since the time of the ancient Greeks,
and over the years various different structures have stood on it. At one time a giant chain
ran from the tower across the Bosphorus to the ...
Saturday's flight to Istanbul was fine, and how pleasant it was to experience a temperature of 27degrees. On Sunday we had an early start to avoid the inevitable crowds at the Blue Mosque. We went to the Sultanahmet area inside the old city walls. First off, we visited the Hippodrome which was a place for sporting events in Roman times. Many of the other significant buildings are located nearby. The Blue Mosque is a huge structure, not blue outside but lavishly ...
... soaked by the time it came, then had to literally cross a coursing river with water splashing up to our waists which was ******. Eventually we made it back to the hostel, literally drenched from head to toe. We waited out the front till we were a bit drier then headed inside and showered and changed. We spent ages hanging around sheltering from the cold and eventually ended up having a nap. After our nap we walked around for ...