Blue Hills Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... at a university there and Judy-Ann is a creative artist. They kindly invited me to dinner with them so we made our way up Istiklal Street and what do you know...everything was open! I then realised that the first day of the holiday meant that shops are shut for the morning only. Words cannot describe how many people were crammed into this district.....and this was a nightly occurrence. Picture New Years Eve crowds in your nearest city or a major festival where ...
... eating, washing, and sleeping until 5 AM, then repeating for three to six more days before a rest day. This all sounds gruesome but that's the whole point. It's not or we would quit and go home the next rest day. Over the full tour, a few did leave for a variety of reasons. One of the possible reasons will be disturbing to some readers of this blog. I read about it on the TDA website but told none of my family or friends before leaving Victoria or until now for ...
... to make sure we found the meeting point for our walking tour. The hotel suggested we take a tram, but we opted to walk...and it only took us 15mins to get there. Everything is still shut as it's Sunday morning, but it at least allows us to check the place out before the chaos sets in.
We meet our guide who is married to an Australian lady, he's Turkish and speaks great English. There is an American family of 4 who join us for the tour. First stop is the Spice Bazaar where ...
A tour to the blue mosque, beautiful building, lots of history. We had to cover our hair and knees. also a visit to the St Sofia church, which was a church of two religions, Christian and Muslim. the shopping around the grand bazaar, mostly carpets gold and leather. We also went to a carpet shop, where they showed us a carpet weaving demonstration. Silk carpets were around the $36,000, so we ordered ...
... and we began to feel a wave of emotion; but just like that ‘click’, life resumed, and people moved and cars left.
A lot of people also moved around with the help of buses, they made up a big part of the gridlock and there was a huge and rigid network we would soon become familiar with - but not one other person we saw was a Westerner. Our little cosmopolitan Turkish delight, my new beloved Istanbul, was the last comfortable easy place we would be for quite sometime. ...