Eser Premium Hotel & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... the other palace inhabitants. The sultan would eat by himself and had a different servant for each and every little task from washing and drying his hands before and after eating, to laying the table, and serving his food. There was also a list of all the meals that were prepared for them and the elaborate platters and tableware that was used. They certainly didn't go hungry these Sultans! In fact, it seemed like they were pretty self-important kinds of guys!! And soooooo much money! ...
... of going on an organized trip. The Bosphorous straight is basically a super-highway in this area. People commute across it daily, oil tankers are constantly going through and then there are the fishing dinghies, luxury yachts and of course the cruise ships! There were hundreds of other boats around us. It was a gorgeous night and we loved it!
Back on dry land we headed to the tramway station and went back to the area near our hotel. We were going ...
... Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox cathedral built in 537, which was converted into a mosque in 1453 and finally a secular museum by Ataturk in 1935. Again, much of it was constructed using plundered roman temples, including columns from Ephesus, allowing it to be constructed in only 6 years, it was the largest cathedral in the world for over 1000 years until the construction on the Seville cathedral. It's an incredible building, encapsulating elements ...
... shop, my palate was in shock :-). We cross to the fishmongers (just looking) but Andrew is always interested and identifies a number of varieties similar to what we have in Australia. We notice that many fish seem to be what we would consider to be undersize, barely longer than 10cm in some instances. We learn later how these are prepared. The local and international delicacy shops are a little further on and we try a savoury which is similar to a scotch egg, but without the egg. ...
Today was our last full day in Istanbul. Les decided that he wanted to go see the Old City walls, which I wasn't interested in, so he headed off without me while I caught up with my sewing. I discovered a few free craftsy tutorials which I watched and basically mooched for a while. For dinner we went to the same place as yesterday, this time I had the wild mushroom chicken dish. Not bad, but far too much, all the servings here are massive. We then wandered ...