BEST WESTERN Sile Gardens
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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The alarm goes off and I feel paralysed. I roll over and switch my phone off the loud buzzing noise, and wake up half an hour later. We were both so exhausted and could have slept another 12 hours. We enjoy some coffee and toast with fruit (that we had picked up late last night), shower and head off to meet Bec and Dan.
I dressed thoughtfully today as we're in a heavily religious country, mostly Muslim. So long tights, joggers, singlet and a long-sleeve top to cover up if ...
... there was someone reading from the Koran in the exhibit, she had to wear something to cover her legs. Ostensibly, they had Moses’ staff and King David’s sword on display there along with several of Muhammad’s relics but I always take those things with a grain of salt. The last exhibit we went in was the gem room. There were so many large gems on display including a dagger with 3 very large emeralds, an 86 carat diamond and ...
Woke up to a wake up call this morning. We had just over an hour to pack, eat breakfast & be in the lobby ready to leave. So Stacey & I quickly got ourselves sorted & we ready and waiting at 9.30 as we were instructed. Still fitting in a buffet breakfast, where I got eggs benedict made in front of me! So good!! We hopped on a bus again, then Tom informed us what was happening, we were heading to the airport to catch a charted flight ...
... four or five men in. The great nationalist Mustafa Kamal, given the name "father of Turkey- Attaturk, by Parliament, set up a secular constitution to prevent a theocracy developing, but fundamentalists challenge at each election, and last time came close. Each mosque is beautiful, with its domes and minaret spires, and even Le Corbusier visited Istanbul to study mosques. We visited "new mosque", ...
... do Learn that the short line is the Muslim entrance and the very long line is the tourist entrance. We decide to come back tomorrow early! We manage to navigate getting on the correct bus but don't know to press the button for our stop, so the bus goes by our stop. We get off at the next stop and walk back. It isn't too far and we get to see a new directions. :) Dinner is a delicious doner kebab wrap. We go to bed pledging to get an early start ...