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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Room service
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New Year's day morning in Istanbul and the its raining its suppose to be 4C but it feels very much like -2C. My first breakfast of the year; a 10 minutes walk from my hotel towards Taksim Square from a popular quick snack chain called Simit Sarayi; around 8 to 10 Turkish Lira (about £2.50) buys you a sandwich and a large Chay. After breakfast a walk along Istiklal Cad (a long commercial/semi-pedestrinised road) from Taksim Square to Galata ...
... long history. Next stop, just down the road was the Tokapi palace - a huge complex built around a series of interconnected courtyards - very interesting exhibitions of various aspects of Ottoman times but big crowds everywhere. Another delicious Turkish lunch at a restaurant in the palace complex. After lunch we moved to the Grand Bazaar and visited ...
... in either history or fiction (e.g. Famous, Magnificent, Fellowship, Apostles, Ronin, Steps, Red Balloons, in order of increasing number). 'Hip, vibrant' Taksim Square inevitably ensued, and we served no favours to the national stereotype by toughing it out with aSwedophonic Finn anda Norwegian on a balcony bar, whilst the remainder retired. Some balcony, though!
Bronagh allowed me one last Byzantine ...
... saw looked like James Nesbitt and how much a stamp cost... so forgive me if I ramble on in this blog entry with no real direction…
Turkey is a beautiful country, the coast is stunning (the sea in places is crystal clear), the countryside is breathtaking, and the plains and mountains are just awe inspiring (the cave houses in Cappadocia made me laugh, it was like being in the Goblin City or Star Wars). The cities are bustling, full of sights and sounds ...
... when I got to my hostel. It was partly the friendly staff getting me settled in, partly the prospect of having a shower and a rest, but most of all it was the cats. Cats were everywhere! Granted, the hostel is called Stray Cat Hostel (a recommendation by a friend of Kristi's), and the decorations are all cat themed, but it was the kittens (!) that really melted my heart.
I felt like I had gone through travel hell and ended up in cat ...