BEST WESTERN Premier Regency Suites & Spa
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... was a problem. It was too late and dark for us to set up our tents, so we only set one up and all slept in that and put our bags in the bathroom. The storm hit around 1am, and it was intense. It was bucketing rain, and the lighting and thunder was so loud. It lasted for over half an hour. Luckily all my stuff stayed dry, but a lot of people ended up with water seeping into their tents and were sleeping in puddles. The weather was better ...
... Holy Wisdom’ and ‘AyaSofya’ in Turkish is a formerly used Byzantine Church and Mosque. The original was burned to the ground and its replacement also suffered the same fate by the Nike riots of 532. You can see evidence of both Islamic and Christian patriarchs inside and as our guide said, maybe the only place in the world that has both faiths displayed in the one holy centre.
... panel ceiling carvings, giant British crystal chandeliers (the biggest weighing 4.5 tons!!), crystal railings on the staircase, etc. The building had European influence, rather than Turkish or Islamic, from France and Britain (of the ones I remembered). We were a little rushed for time so I would have loved to stay longer, however I am so happy to have seen the Palace at all!
Academic Visits: The real purpose of the trip. We met with university students, a ...
... glasses and then another replenishing them. Hot tea, strong with two sugars, that's how most of the shop owners take it, and so did we. After an hour in the bazaar we came back out to daylight. Istanbul is a very large, vast city. We were staying in the 'new part' an area called Taksim, just off the main high street drag, there is an old tram that goes up and down the street. The tourists are sat down inside, and the locals, the're the ones hanging off the edge ...
... of worship for Muslims but also as a school, hospital, a soup kitchen, a bazaar and tombs for he royal family. I was tempted well shopping to buy some really cute embroidered boots, but lucky me they did not have my size. Not sure what I would do I both them. Tonja had a good time shopping and bargaining. When we were done we went back to Sultan Hostel and had dinner with the group one last time. I am not sure what my plans are from here but I am going to spend a few days in ...