Blue Hills Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... the long Moslem rule of Turkey many formerly Christian churches have become mosques. This supersession of sacred space has always interested me, and it is an important reality for the Orthodox patriarchate here. There are many mosques in Istanbul that once were churches, a situation that is common everywhere where one religion replaces another in the course of history. Sometimes the supersession is very visible.
The most dramatic example of this was the ...
... arrived Saturday and had a great dinner and a quiet night in the hotel. Sunday we met with our friends who took us to all the sights and treated us to iskender for dinner, the meal we enjoyed in Mugla except it originated from Bursa so this was the real deal. (To be honest, Mugla's was tastier). They took us to the mosques, the zoo, up the mountain for the view and all around. We went tandem biking through ...
... Clearly I on Turkish Tourist grounds now. Right..so uuuhhh No thanks. That was the last I saw of him. I stayed parked at the hotel though, as it gave me free WIFI usage (in my van) for some days. Lots of skype talks with friends and family! Great to connect again. Göreme might well be the Turkish word for Balloon, as it is THE place to jump into a hot air balloon and explore the valley from above. Every morning (weather permitted) dozens of balloons take off, ...
Rental Car Summary
7,012.6 kilometers (4,357 miles) in 35 days
$29.90; Daily cost for rental including extra charges ($1,047 total)
$14.00: Daily cost for fuel (rounded)
$43.90: Total per day cost of having the car
Average kilometers per day: 200. 9.7 liters of diesel used per day. 49 miles per gallon at $7.70 per ...
... system built in the 530s... Used for a few hundred years, and then forgotten about! 1000 years later, some man started looking into how some city dwellers could dig a hole in their back gardens , drop down a bucket and bring up water and fish! He found the cistern, and then it became the place to throw trash and dead bodies! Eventually, the city reclaimed it, added more "clean up" fish and opened it to the public. It is quite beautiful in a dark, moist, ...