City Apart Istanbul
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... water storage facility built by the Romans in 532AD, fifteen hundred years ago. Whilst very difficult to take good pictures down there with just a wee point and shoot camera it was a fascinating place to visit. The level of engineering skill required to build it is incredible, and to have it survive all these years is testament to those skills. Apart from crossing the Bosphorous ...
... from the mountains by an aqueduct and stored underground. There are many columns supporting the ceiling and fish in the water.
Then we went to the Topkapi Palace. This is where the old rulers of Turkey, the sultans, lived. We saw some of the treasures and jewels of the sultans and old clothes and swords.
It got very cold in the afternoon so we came back to our hotel for a while before going out for ...
... from powdered orchid root and tasted a lot like sweet frothy milk. Not awful, but I will stick to tea in the future. I also tried baklava for the first time. It was lovely to look at but far too sweet and buttery for my tastes. I will have to try something different in the future. We filled in a bit of time looking around the different shops in the area, we saw a shop with lovely hand embroidered shawls but at $300 US and made of wool I gave them a miss. ...
... more sunshine, knowing that we’re heading home to rain tomorrow. I picked up a piece of chocolate baklava on my way back – there are so many kinds to choose from here! Baklava and Turkish Delight are sold in virtually every store.
Jim went for a hamam (traditional Turkish bath) in our hotel at 3:00, and I went at 4:30. THAT was an interesting experience! When I got there “Anya” was napping. She jumped up ...
My girlfriend, Sophia, came to visit me during my last week of classes. She had just finished an internship in Shanghai, China and altered her route to include Istanbul on her way back to America. It was the perfect visit. We stayed all five nights in my old hostel in Sultanahmet, so we were right near the best sites and sounds of Istanbul. I'd like to think she got a pretty great taste of the city ...