Blue World Hotel
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... and great for some people watching. Walking back down we stopped off at another rooftop called 360 and paid double the price we should for a beer, but wow, what a view! We sat on our beers as long as we could and watched a bit of a sunset through the cloud, before walking back to the hotel via yet another baklava place! Thank goodness for all the walking!
On our last day in Istanbul we walked up to Fatih, which is a very “local” and much more conservative area ...
... cool thing about Istanbul is that non-Muslims can go into mosques unlike in Morocco. You just have to wear something covering your shoulders and knees (no shorts) and women have to cover their heads. We left our shoes outside and I put my scarf on and we went in. The tile work in the mosque was gorgeous. It turned out to be Little Hagia Sophia - the big one is now a museum in the center of the old town - but we didn't know that when we went in. It was beautiful ...
... sweat it out on a hot marble slab - short swim - sandpaper-gloved scrub (800 grit or so it felt) - silky smooth and soapy massage - rinse and relax - sauna and sweat again - shower - sleep as soon as possible Did I forget to mention the masseuse was an attractive Thai women, not the big burley Turkish man I was expecting? Life is full of delightful surprises. Sorry, no good photos ...
... and Gavin at the baklava shop (no real coincidence!), also recommended by Olga. This is a place that takes its baklava seriously and it has a loyal following. The shop is so popular, there are valets that park the customer’s cars that are double parked on the road outside the shop! I was game and tried a half kilo mixed selection of baklava; chocolate, pistachio, walnut and regular. Sugar rush here I come!!!
Saturday afternoon we returned to Kadakoy and had ...
... Grant has educated me as to why this is. Istanbul has been through some major upheavals during it's history. The Romans made this the capital of their Eastern Empire followig the collapse of Rome, then this became the Byzantine Empire, then the Ottomans took over, then the Venetian Crusaders had a pop and the place was ransacked. This leads us to Mehmet the Second who with intelligent foresight created a sort of free trade port and invited peoples of all faiths to ...