Galata Antique Hotel
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... food and drinks, and jump straight into the water from the platforms. We intended on staying for 2 days but it was so lovely there we, and our new Australian friends, ended up staying for 5.
After finally managing to drag ourselves away from Kas we headed to Olympos, a hippy hideaway further down the coast where we stayed in ‘tree houses’ (that were actually just bungalows) in the bush. We had two days there chilling out, ...
... any rate, I decided to decide nothing, it was time to go, clear my head and make a rational decision. Not true for Rick though, he was in a trance, so I stupidly said, I'm not going to argue with you, if this is something you really want then buy it. To which he replied, yes, the pension money is technically mine so really it's my decision. Really? Seriously? Is that how you feel dear. You see how stupid things got.
Anyhow the agreed upon price was $12,000. ...
... the church, now museum, of Chora in Istanbul. As we have followed Byzantine mosaics over the years from Ravenna and Venice to Palermo and Monreale in Sicily and to Porec in Croatia, Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, the wellspring of this art, seemed the ultimate goal. But as I prepared for this trip, I learned that there are many more mosaics preserved at Chora, originally a monastery church that was enlarged ...
... and at the end showed them to us and offered thrm to us for 40 lira, almost as what the whole trip cost! We politely declined as we had taken lots of photos. That night after being dropped off we showered and meandered our way to the town where we went to a restaurant called Mozaic. A lady from London served us (she had been living in Fethiye for the past 10 years) and each of us ordered different things and when they brought it out we were amazed. The meals ...
Where the hell are we? I look around and finally make out the tall white obelisk at the end of the Roman hippodrome.
“Finish here! Sultanahmet!”
“But this isn’t our hotel.” I protest.
“You not say hotel, You say Sultanahmet. Here Sultanahmet. All out!”
My goodness! Do we have any option? We can fight or pay him more, but we decide not to give him that satisfaction.
“Ah yes, of course! ...