Celal Aga Konagi Hotel
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... and well priced and the kids had fun looking and choosing.
We stopped for lunch at a modern version of a donar kebab joint. It had on display the biggest spit any of us have ever seen and it tasted great too. Ben and Alex began a game of bat-gammon as they waited for their food, and our waiter was so delighted to see this he fashioned Alex a rose from her paper napkin. Of course he had to make one for Charley too soon after...
We continued ...
... The Real Wives of the Harem".
The palace was huge with 4 different courtyards and pavilions - each one a little smaller and more intimate than the one before. There were different gates between each section and only those closest to the sultan got to the inner areas. We had lunch at a little restaurant at the end with beautiful views of the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus. We visited most areas but the line to get into the Treasury was at least an ...
Wednesday 6th- we headed out early to collect our luggage, had lunch and the headed for the spice market. Such heavenly smells :). Lots of exotic spices were piled high outside the small ships along with Turkish delight and many varieties of tea including one called Love Tea, not entirely sure what was in it or why it was called live tea but it smelt beautiful. We then headed back the thee ...
... few stood out: oven-baked hummus with sucuk (sausage);a dish of sliced eggplants, roasted and marinated in olive oil and tomato with I think figs; puréed fava beans, so light and airy!; and two spicy spreads, one tomato-y the other red pepper-y. Oh, and a cold eggplant purée with cheese. Really amazing food.
On my way back to the hotel I passed several dogs. They are mostly friendly, but really only want food from you. I haven't seen more than two ...
... spot for dinner, mezze and drinks on another night. We swung into a bar called Montreal where we had our first Yen Raki experience. We listen to music on the stroll back to Istiklal. We stopped for a snack at Durumzade and had an amazing wrap made fresh from the grill at the front of a tiny shop just like Bordain in No Reservations before heading back to the hotel on the tram.
Newly proficient in the tram system, we’re looking forward to navigating this city like old ...