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... where the recent riots were held. None today! Well, there was some type of small rally with signs and flags and some group yelling. Don't know what it was about...I got a flyer, but of course it's not in English! Will have to ask our tour guide what it said! We then took a very leisurely stroll up the main shopping boulevard. Along the way we sampled and snacked....Rhonda had TWO different kinds of ice cream. One was the "stretchy" type that was shown on Amazing Race, ...
Today started wet, seriously raining. Needless to say we had a leisurely breakfast. By 10.30 it had eased to a drizzle and with golf umbrella in hand we set out for a trip on the Bosphorus. We had been offered all sorts of boat trips by agents and street sellers, all madly expensive. With a stroll to the quayside we walked onto a 2 hour tour for 3 Euro; a tad cheaper than the 150 Euro one being offered at the hotel, for the same boat!
It started within minutes ...
... It is an impressive structure that looks like it must be some kind of underground cathedral. The support columns are decorative and ornate. The cistern can hold 100,000 tons of water. There are lots of very large fish swimming around.
It was difficult to take photos because it is very dark in the cistern, but I took a ...
... had studied in the U.S. He strolled with us all the way up the main road to the Bazaar and was a great conversationalist, but I knew there had to be another reason for his company. Of Course, his family did own a rug shop in town and we were invited to come and shop, which we declined, but we really did enjoy all his insights into the current issues in Turkey. He wanted to help guide us through the bazaar, ...
... this was the idea?!). She threw yet another bucket of water over me, and then scrubbed me all over with a rough cloth. After this, she made me sit up on the side and surprised me by pouring another bucket of water over me, this time over my head!! I can't even begin to imagine how ridiculous I must have looked with my hair all over my face and mascara running down my cheeks (the term drowned rat comes to mind)! Anyway after that, I lay down again and she ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet