Celal Aga Konagi Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Monday 28th September started off the usual way yes you guessed it the buffet breakfast. We set off at around 10.30 am. Today we thought we would attack the Grand Bazaar it has been closed since we arrived in Istanbul because of the feast days. This is biggest bazaar or markets we have ever seen. For those who do not know much about this bazaar let us tell you, make yourself a cup of coffee, and ...
... the morning when it was not so busy and the tours from the three massive cruise ships in port had not yet made their mark on the overall population. Shops selling leather goods, gold (not a fan personally), silver, tacky souvenirs, lamps, shawls, scarves, turkish delight, tea, coffee, homewares, you name it. It's covered over and provides a great respite from the sun. At the time we were there most of the shop owners were ...
... Turkish people were surrounding. There was a very small cemetery containing 10 headstones. Sadly the tranquility and space for reflection did not compare to the Australian site. This can only be our fault as the Turkish memorials were there first. This seemed to be the common feeling amongst the kiwis and we were determined to go home and research who was responsible for our memorial. We got to see the spot that the Turkish were defending from when the ANZAC soldiers landed on the ...
... the city. He was very informative and we spent six hours touring 2 mosques, the Hagia Sophia Museum, the Basilica Cistern, the Hippodrome as well as a return to the Grand Bazaar for some shopping. We had a fabulous dinner in the Steak 'n Mor Instan'bull Pera restaurant on the main floor in our hotel. Early to bed tonight as we have an early morning departure from the airport back to Amsterdam to connect with Icelandair for our return flight home.
... it, up to Taksim Square. At the other end is the Tunel funicular station. This quaint shuttle service is billed as the second oldest underground route in the world, down to Karaköy near the Galata Bridge. We walked across this bridge several times, at various hours, and it was always interesting.
Reminiscences: This was my third time in Istanbul. The first time I spent just one night in the fall of 1974, not even a ...