Celal Aga Konagi Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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I made a plan to meet my college friend Peri in Byoglu, a neighborhood north, across the bridge. I decided to make a day walk of it. The bridge overlooked all shores of the city and was inhabited by fishermen of all ages and some supplicant Roma beggars. One child played a plastic flute. The far end of the bridge was a jumble of busy streets and cobblestone alleys that convinced me to put my map away and explore. The ...
... customs and security. Matthew's new bag was fine for cabin luggage. Smaller plane to Istanbul but quite a nice, pleasant flight. They fed us on the way. Took a long time to get through customs check at Istanbul. We haggled for a car to drive us to our hotel - it took a long time to get to the Celal Sultan. We were quite tired but went to the restaurant on the roof for some dinner. Great views. Early start the next ...
... One of the obelisks had been transported from Egypt and was in such good condition it looked almost new. The other obelisk was built of bricks and looked a lot more shabby, but in its defence it had once been looted. Between the two obelisks a twisted metal column stood in a hole in the square. It looked quite ugly and I mistook it as horrible modern art. Turns out it was the 2000 year old Serpentine column that all the guidebooks talk about. On the walk to ...
... that people in Turkey believe that the first Sultan’s were very focused on the welfare of their people and the strength of the empire was important to them, but the last few Sultans were only concerned with themselves so it was no surprise when they were forced out of power.
After touring Küçüksu Palace we cruised the rest of the way back on the Bosphorous and finished our morning back at the marina, very close to the famous Galata Bridge which spans from ...
... people interrupted him to ask other questions so I just stood there. Eventually he said, "come with me" and led me to the big pile of unclaimed bags at the other end of the terminal. I was able to catch Roger's eye and he followed us. My bag wasn't there and so we were heading back to the office when Roger spied my green bag on the carousel! It just took a while to show up. Yay!
We quickly got out to the waiting area because we figured by now (almost ...