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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 …
... so why should I. This place is huge and I did not get to see all of it as the was renovations taking place. There was also a few sections where you could not take pictures. You could not take them in the Treasury Section and the section with all the weapons. Landon really would have loved that sections and there was a lot of swords and guns. Topkapi Palace was built by Ottoman Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror. He chose this location overlooking the Sea of ...
... raining again. It was still nicer than when I was here in December and it was raining AND cold. Since I’ve already seen most of the main sites I just wanted to see them again to see how they look in the spring. It turns out this is a beautiful city, and I just never realized it before. I started out with the Blue Mosque, then Hagia Sofia, and then moved on to the Basilica Cistern.
The Cistern was something I ...
... 1.30pm the ship left the quayside just as a German cruise ship, the 'Aida' arrived. The view from our cabin of Istanbul as we sailed away was wonderful, with minarets from the various mosques in the city dominating the skyline. We sailed slowly through the Sea of Marmara and just before dinner at 6.30pm we began our transit through the straits of Dardanelles. The weather had suddenly turned warmer and the sky was clear. We had a very enjoyable meal and good conversation with Jo ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet