Elite World Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsElite World Hotel Istanbul
Our booking agent chose this hotel for us. We prefer to be where the action is so we wouldn't normally stay in a hotel this far away.
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... how doing this takes them on this spiritual journey (perhaps a little like meditation in a sense), but it was an interesting experience.
On the way back to the hotel, we crossed Galata bridge again, and had a tasty fish kebap. It was a cold Sunday night, but the fish places were all packed with people queuing for one of the freshly grilled pieces of fish fillets. You could see the cooks grilling away on the boats bobbing up and down on the water, and one server reaching ...
... Jesus and Empress Zoe and her husband. Zoe had three different husbands during her life and they "erased" the name over the head of the figure of the guy and changed it twice. You can totally see the new letters really don't fit! There is also a column that supposedly "sweats" holy water. Someone back in the day leaned their head against it and was cured of some ailment. People would come and be healed of eye and head issues supposedly. Since that time, people ...
... only to turn on all the lights and proceed to have the most incredible verbal and physical fight, which ended in hair pulling, slapping, scratching and tears that didn't let up until after 3am even after I kicked them out of the room twice only to have them come back in and start all over again. Luckily I am now at the airport on the way to a nice quiet private room in Goreme, which hopefully will let me regain some sanity... As tired, frustrated ...
It's been a busy week. Buses, boats and trams, loads of walking and best of all, lots of eating!
Andrew found a food tour with a lady called Olga. A Russian lady, she married a Turk and now lives, breathes, promotes and cooks Turkish food. She has her own website called Delicious Istanbul. We joined her and 2 other couples (Hi Jan and Hugh, and Cecilia and Gavin!) on a one-day food tour in Kadakoy. We took a short ferry ride across the Bosphorus to the Asian side of ...
... the mosaics so you could see them in greater detailed, but we had a wander round to see them anyway. In each of the four corners (if you can have a corner in a dome) there is an angel mosaic and the Muslims did blank out their faces – one only has been uncovered recently. The Muslims have put up eight enormous round panels with calligraphy names of important people including Jesus (who they do recognise) – at one time they were going to be removed ...