BEST WESTERN Citadel Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
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... and jewellery, it was easy to get lost. Bargaining, which was a necessity the last time we were here, was limited, some of the venders were quite rude and didn't want to bargain. Nevertheless we managed to spend a few euros. The last time we were in Istanbul we visited the Blue Mosque, but I wanted to see it again. I remember being very impressed by it and while it is a magnificent building, it is not as amazing as the Grand Mosque in Muscat. Still I ...
... they use to hold chariot races amongst other things back in ancient times, following on to the blue mosque. this place is huge and the roof is amazing with its intricate tiles and paintings. after a quick bite for lunch (Kabab plate) we went to the St.Sophia Basilica museum and then to the Topkapi Palace -home of the Ottoman Sultans, (a couple of highlights here would have been the old kitchens (a 1000 strong kitchen ...
... be all the time .60mil people live in Istanbul and a few million cars ,busses trams ! People are really packed into the public transport faces pressed int the windows It's spring here, the tulips are fabulous, there is a tulip festival and all the road side gardens planted in splendid colour with magnificent tulips . Tulips are native of Turkey but the Dutch perfected and breed the new colours etc over the centuries, Istanbul has paid millions for imported tulip bulbs for the festival ...
... and I took on the long journey to the boarder. Not long into the drive, Owen opts for a driver change... Not like him... But happy to take over I settled in for a 3 hour stretch. Was feeling a little hungry so pulled over and whipped up a sammy. Back in the drivers seat shortly after but feeling uneasy... At this stage Owen admitted his state... Turns out we were all in various stages of a nasty tummy bug - one severe, two moderates - this could be ...
Today we woke up exactly as breakfast ended so spent ages just hanging around not doing much. Eventually we wandered out with grand plans to get food on the big street up the hill, book a tattoo appointment from Nim and Deejay and visit the mosques across the river. However, as soon as we got to the top of the hill it started bucketing with rain; we quickly took cover in a kebab shop, had our breakfast/lunch then ran over to ...