BEST WESTERN Amber Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... to leave until 7:00 we decided to take one last walk to the marina in order to fill our eyes with the beauty of the mountains hugging the beautiful aqua water of the Mediterranean that would have to last us for a few weeks. This last walk was in the company of the early morning birds as they sang us their beautiful songs while we slowly meandered in a quiet and reflective mood, savoring it all. God's unique and creative beauty is truly food for the soul and I am grateful.
... back off, scarf back on and back into the beautiful mosques. Afterwards, we made our way through the Egyptian Bazaar (or Spice Bazaar) and took a river cruise down the Bosporus. The boat captain of this particular vessel seemed to really enjoy techno music. Regrettably, we were forced to endure the pounding and screeching of pop top 40 dance hits and club music for the entire trip (Dom often broke out into dance). Otherwise, the journey was incredible and we were able ...
... were not ready until 1pm so we took a walking tour of the area including another visit to the Grand Bazaar (cannot stay away from that place !) where we were entertained by the various merchants offering their wares in distinctive and humorous ways. these guys do know their trade and know every trick in the book to get you to buy something. As long as good humour accompanies the banter, on both sides, a great afternoon can be had trading blows with them as they ...
... be picking up ingredients for a traditional Turkish breakfast. We walk through the main 'tourist' part where the prices are all inflated, and go to the back where all the locals shop. He makes our purchases, and we're off to our first stop - a Turkish tea house, which was located in the back streets where the locals go. Our breakfast consists of simit (Turkish type bagel), bal kaymak (buffalo clotted cream with honey), pastirma (beef pastrami), goats cheese, cow cheese and olives. ...
... Constantine to his new capital, Constantinople, is described by Edward Gibbon, citing the testimony of the Byzantine historians Zosimus, Eusebius, Socrates, and Sozomenus.