BEST WESTERN Sile Gardens
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... the hotel, we spent our first night in Istanbul eating a Kofta meatball sandwich from Tarihi Sultanahmet Koftecisi in the relatively quiet night time surrounds of Sultanahmet square in front of the colourfully lit fountain, with Agia Sofia behind us, and the Blue Mosque in front of us. It was quite surreal!
We had brekkie on the hotel rooftop the next morning, then headed out to explore the old town. Sultanahmet square was like a completely different place to the night ...
... the big boulders at the edge of the sea, each one had several cats sat around them, hoping for a bite to eat. As we passed two large sleeping dogs that we hadn't noticed, they jumped up and were quite aggressive towards Logan, luckily they didn't chase him or us, we'll have to be careful on the way back!
Back in one piece, we cook some local fish that we bought yesterday on the coast and settle in for the evening. Lots of photos to ...
... to see the other 20 in the city, have had our fill of shopping and very much had our fill of Turkish food. Bosphorus tours are way expensive and it is very difficult to get to the Asia side of Istanbul due to public transport. We also had to be back to pick up our laundry around 1 so we couldn't go to the islands today.
We opted to just start walking and maybe find something interesting to see. This walk took us through shopping and eventually ...
... commercial center and main ferry terminal for boats going to the European side of the city. We ate simit, a delicious sesame covered bread ring, and went to look for Baylan, the good ice cream shop. They are known for kup griye, sort of a caramel and coffee ice cream sundae with crunchy caramel bits inside. I ordered one, and it is every bit as good as I remembered.
Meanwhile, the protest in Taksim Square was developing. This weekend is ...
... are up. We choose a different place. Ordering the beers was a bit of a challenge. Efes is the Turkish beer - there is the light, the dark and then light beer. Two lights don't make a dark but we got it all figured out. Woke up at 0600 to the call to prayer. Beautiful sunrise over the sea - lots of ships coming into port. Bringing in those Chinese carpets that we won't be duped into buying. It's time for breakfast and then off to see the ...