Divan City Istanbul
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- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Drycleaning onsite
- Breakfast Available
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... morning and poured off into the township, which with our arrival was packed. Set about making bookings to get to Turkey via Ayvalik, that done it was off to our booked accommodation at Gera Bay. Although a nice ride it was hot. We hoped to be able to park at the B&B and go for a swim in the sea, but our room was available, which was a bonus. In, unpacked and spent a great afternoon relaxing by the pool chatting to other guests. The pool was warmer than the sea, which was ...
... to make, yet there are rug shops full of inventory everywhere. I wonder who owns the inventory, and what the margins are (we suspect the margins are high, but people own their own buildings so there is no rent, only product cost and payments to the employees. I just haven't figure it all out yet (nor may I ever). Interesting as well, most people (young and old) seem fairly fit. Why? Is it they eat fresher food (less chemicals), walk everywhere, or is it ...
... across all parts of the city reminding this secular place of its strong Muslim heritage and faith. This place is very old - 1500 year old walls still feature in its landscape and places like the Grand Bazaar with its 4000 little shops crammed into lanes and alleys, is the oldest such shopping area in the world. We have walked ...
... and the movements were mesmerising as the nine dervishes whirled around in their white gowns and head-dresses (ego's shroud and tombstone), with their arms open, right hand directed to the sky, and left hand turned downwards. I don't know how they kept it up, always revolving in the same direction for a significant length of time, and then stopping and being so still and able to walk and bow without toppling over! I was getting dizzy just watching them! I'm still not entirely sure ...
... eating outside in a busy street lit up with beautifully coloured Turkish lanterns. English is widely spoken in the tourist areas so there was no problem ordering the ubiquitous Shish kebabs and wine. The whole area looked far more European than Asian and far fewer women wearing long black dresses and veils than we had observed in Dubai. In fact Istanbul strikes us as avery cosmopolitan ...