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... returned back to their habitat. Apparently there are 150,000 of these guys on the streets of Istanbul. Most are large mixed breeds and quite harmless. The worst thing is that the government are looking to get them all out of the city by moving them to an island, which would be awful. As we passed parks today several could be seen lounging in the shade after spending an hour or two out and about. If anyone wants to know more here is a website ...
... hair, but I digress.)
Topkopi is where the Sultan lived with his wives, concubines, Chief Black Eunuch and other eunuchs, slaves, servants, guards and advisors. Compared to the Forbidden City and other castles and forts we’ve seen, Topkopi was downright warm and cozy with colorful tiles.
* Note: Harem does not mean roomful of naked, nubile women. It means “forbidden” – meaning people not on the list were forbidden to go into ...
... I sat down and told the girl what I needed. First, I wanted to know how much it would cost. There was discussion in Turkish with other office staff and phone calls. I thought it was a simple question. But it took forever. Finally, she printed a form and said a mammo alone was 900TL ($422). But they had a complete package deal for 2000 ($938). I was surprised and let them know why. The staff muttered and made more phone calls. A new deal ...
... matter which way they face. The other is that it was disrespectful to the pagan. Hanifi thinks it’s because they look more ugly when you take a photograph. In any case, it’s odd.
Emerging from the Cisterns, Hanifi offered to take us to see the ceramics manufacture (and, full disclosure, told us that he received a commission if we bought something – well, duh.) It is a “government shop”. We watched a brief demonstration by someone who they ...
... on our to do list in Turkey.
The bath house we visited was split into gender-specific sides, so Adam and I weren't together during our bathing experiences. Upon entering the bath house, a pair of wooden sandals 2 sizes too small was handed to me. A towel large enough to cover a smurf was also provided so that I could walk through the ladies' lobby with just an ounce of pride. Albeit miniature, I could barely hold onto it because I was more ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service