The Central Palace Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
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... a tourist office demanding someone who speaks English AND knows where we were, the gentleman that helped me was very calm and even calmed me down! I don't know a lick of Turkish, but everyone was very patient with me speaking English and they were all eager to know where I was from. That, Istanbul, is how you changed my mind on how I feel about your city. Next time, no touristy things.. just pure Turkey.
In conclusion, my stay in Istanbul was less than ideal ...
Dinner tonight was on the roof top terrace of the Adamar Hotel which provides stunning views of the Bosphorus, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topaki Palace. Forewarned from our last visit to Istanbul and this restaurant, we only ordered one main dish and vegetables between two of us. More than enough to feed the old folk and with an excellent Turkish red and white wine or two to accompany the food, we saw the sun set and watched the evening lights ...
I meet up with my host at the Eskici bar around the corner from the apartment. Once settled in, my host and his roommate take me to the most hip, trendy bar/club terrace overlooking the Golden Horn; Nuteras. With a welldeserved drink in my hand I enjoy the view of Istanbul, first night in Istanbul it looks to be a great ...
... a sprinkle as opposed to a down pour and went over to the palace.
While the palace wasn't grandiose, they didn't spare any expense in building what was there. There was intricate architecture similar to that of a mosque, plenty of marble floors (including outside), and a fair share of garden area. Within the numerous rooms were exhibits of items kept in the palace. This collection was the most opulent (Logan's description) collection that we ...
... make up 80%25 of the population. Women wear red dots, bindis, on their foreheads and, if married, a vermillion mark at the parting of their hair. A variety of other forehead markings are common indicating the particular Hindu tradition the individual practices, e.g., three horizontal stripes for worshipers of Shiva or a red V for those of Vishnu. Muslims, 13% of the population, are also evident by the caps worn by the men or the scarves by the women. ...