Hotel Bulvar Palas
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... built. The walls surrounded the new city on all sides, protecting it against attack from both sea and land. The entire city was enclosed in a defensive circuit of 14 miles of walls, reinforced by more than 400 towers and bastions, and several strong points and fortresses. The strongest construction faced west, against an approach by land. The main line of defense was ...
... There were families everywhere enjoying this beautiful day. Children were running, biking, riding scooters and being pushed in strollers. Many adults were sitting on benches enjoying the activity all around. I sat on a bench with an older man on it and I think I was hit on. He wanted me to go to the Aya Sophia with him but I shook my head no. Later he pointed at me, then himself, and then off toward the neighborhood and made a ...
... Square during a hail storm yesturday. The weather here is odd. It changes so quickly, with the only constant being the temperature. It is cold. Very cold, in fact yesturday was 6 degrees, with today an improvement by 4 degrees. I can only imagine what overnight in Gallipoli will be like out in the elements. But today we had some sunshine, which was perfect as we sailed the Bosphorous and the Golden Horn. And what a beautiful cruise. I have, until today, ...
... Lunched in a quite cafe in a tomb garden (?? not sure how else to describe it).
Next stop, the Basilica Cistern. This was something I really wanted to see as it's story intrigued me. It was built in 532 AD, which in itself is quite extraordinary, to service the Great Palace but was closed when they relocated. It was only rediscovered in the 16th century and only then b/c a scholar found out that locals had been mysteriously getting fresh water, and fish, by simply ...
... into another similar area where we were scrubbed with a special mitt to clean all the dead skin off. Since we had the first appt. of the morning, we were the only ones there.....good since at this point we were totally naked! I haven't been washed like that since I was a baby!!! Just about every nook and cranny on our bodies were scrubbed! The next step was the bubble wash while lying on a circular marble slab. The attendants ...