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TravelPod Member ReviewsCelay Hotel Ovacik
2nd may 2014
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Just 30 miles east of Istanbul, on the North Shore of Marmara is the district of Gebez. I took a day trip, about an hour drive out there to see the Osman Hamdi Bey Museum. Osman Hamdi Bey was an Ottoman administrator, intellectual, art expert and also a prominent and pioneering painter. Osman Hamdi Bey actually lived in this house for 26 years in Gebze now it ...
... we soon were walking home, back to the hotel at night in Eskisehir. It was really great to see the difference between Australian night life and Turkish night life, soon though we were back at the hotel and enjoying out 20 minutes of free time until we had to be ready to go to another rotary meeting, it was amazing, the rotary meeting place was so cool, it was really posh and you had to have money to go there, that is one thing that all of us knew. It was really good, we had ...
... large tile piece, approximately 12 square wide and 15 squares tall that was going to Hamburg.
From there a walk along a street with many wooden houses, some under renovation and other very much in need of renovation.
Walked to the Dönenıer Camii (mosque) which was used by the Mevlevi dervish group (Whirling Dervish).
Back to the hotel, then out for our last dinner with Liz and Doug as they head back to Istanbul and Sue and I head south to Antalya in the ...
Today we decided to visit all the small museums in the old part of town as they would be closed tomorrow. Our first stop was Tile and Ceramic Museum in a building that was the soup kitchen of a complex built by the last ruler of the Germiyan Principality next to the Great Mosque. Making ceramics started five thousand years ago in this area. The ceramics on display were beautiful with very intricate designs.
Also next to the Great Mosque is the ...
Today we headed for Kütahya. We took a taxi, 2 Mini buses, a shuttle, an Autobus and another taxi to get here- all within 4 hours. Pretty good!
Our original plan had been to stop a Bilecik. We found however that it was mostly a manufacturing town. There were huge porcelain factory, many large marble quarries in the side of mountains and an aluminum plant. Then just further down the road at Inönü there was a large Ford plant and a very large ceramics ...