BEST WESTERN Antea Palace Hotel & Spa
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We made the sensible choice to leave the truck in Tekirdag and take the bus (2 hours)to Istanbul, spend the night there and come back the following day. Turkey's public transport system is one of the best in Europe and we enjoyed a relaxed ride (free tea and coffee included). It was my third time in Istanbul (first for Robert and the boys) and it …
I stayed in bed as late as I possibly could this morning, only dragging myself out when I realized that it was almost time for breakfast service to end. First stop was the front desk, where I was informed that the hotel had overbooked, and my group would have to move to another hotel. I wanted to throw a hissy fit right then and there, but one of …
... well-kept cemetery overlooking the cove. Anzac Cove is lovely, the water was clear and it was peaceful; a tiny little patch of land with the Ataturk verse on a memorial stone, the cemetery with its cross, and the graves sloping down to the sea. What a different scene it would have been 98 years ago, and you wonder if those men had any chance to stop for a moment on such sunny, mild days and just look at the sea and sky, and not at the war.
... in a 8 hour time period as the detail requires so much focus. This carpet was about 5 x 8, and will take close to 10 months at that rate to complete. We went up to a display room, and the carpet guy explained the process and how they go about working with local people to manufacture the carpets. The cheapest one we were offered was $600 USD which was very plain with no intricate details. They showed us some that were $6000 USD. These were large and beautiful. The carpets can have ...
... hijabs as I did today, but as I experienced more and more I don't really mind. At least, I no longer "feel threatened" as we are almost taught to be in the states of such people. I still feel a tad uncomfortable with the lower class citizenship of the women here, but I found out later on, that given a little time, they warm up just like every other girl I've ever known.
I found myself wandering towards the immensely beautiful Blue Mosque, when ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Room service
- Swimming pool