Divan City Istanbul
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... seen Dolmabahce Palace, the royal dwellings of the Ottoman sultans and the place Ataturk died, the palace's harems, and an early Ottoman fortress used during the siege of Constantinople. The palace is very lavish, featuring a 4.5 ton crystal chandelier, intricate hardwood floors, some bear pelts sent as a gift from Nicholai II, and floor to ceiling French style artwork. All that and so much more to see! Hope you're all well.
... just as adequate as some if the hotels we have stayed in. We had a life jacket demo and then went on deck and listened to a Latino band which included two conga players, one trumpet, one keyboard player, who also played bass and a singer. Andrew,Dai-some of the songs were very familiar Autumn Leaves, and some songs CafeLatino do. Lots of people up dancing. Then later after a towel folding demo(you ...
... as though the place had been bombed, and we put our backpacks securely on the front of us and continued with a fake smile, swallowing our uneasiness. It was with relief that we finally saw the water and trekked back home to continue in the comfort of the cool arty area.
We had purchased bus tickets to Ankara, attempting to stay true to our ‘overland-ness’ while on a mission to get our Iranian Visa’s. On the very early morning of our departure, we ...
... I have seen. The blue tiling is the reason for its nickname as the blue mosque, its real name is Sultan Ahmed mosque. Due to it being prayer time we skipped Hagia Sophia and headed to the Basilica cistern. The Basilica cistern is an under ground water reserve which has been well conserved. The added lighting against the old columns gives the underground area a mystical feel. Keep an eye out for the myriad fish which swim around too! There are also two medusa head stones ...
... not the worst island either) and chilled out at a beach resort for the day. Istanbul is such a massive city, the whole coast line is full of buildings for the entire 1.5hour ferry ride to the Island. Istanbul is a very exciting and lively city - and I recommended spending time not just on the old town side, but in the super modern city too. Oh, great kebabs. Especially from our "kebab guy down the ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility