Golden Park Hotel
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... people, and there it was all in front of us, spanning two continents. Wowza!
The afternoon tour was Street Food Picnic. Osman again worked his magic and led us through the labyrinthe of stalls and vendors and we tasted a bit of everything. Sticky donuts, pide, kebabs, roasted chestnuts, grilled fish straight off the fishing boat, fresh bread with sauces, Turkish delights, Simits, olives and stringy cheese. Nom nom ...
... in the world, but I'm not 100 percent sure. In any case, this place is HUGE. The sultans of the Ottoman Empire used this palace for over 400 years, so you know it was pretty nice. First of all, the buildings are gigantic and gorgeous architecturally. Second, there are four spacious courtyards in the place. Third, and frankly most importantly, the view is to die for. Near the Grand Kiosk there is a spot where pretty much everyone who comes ...
... hadn't got a massive amount of soap in my eyes. But still,....it was a unique experience. Once she finished massaging me with the bubbles, she dumped more water on me, and then led me to the Jacuzzi room. Adrienne finished up the same time that I did, so we went in together. We got into the small pool or jacuzzi and it was sort of a tepid warm temperature. We lolled around in there for a little while, and then strolled over to the 'Cold Dip', and when ...
... too many national trust visits under my belt. Will say it was a bit expensive and the shop assistants had taken their grumpy pill, which does make a change from 'darling' or 'beautiful lady'!!!! What I did learn is that Turkish people can't speak Arabic but some of their alphabet is based on it. Hence some of the wording around the palace no one has been able to translate ...
... the Grand Bazaar. Walking from the ferry landing to the Bazaar, for the first time on our trip, I felt as if I were in a foreign country. the streets were crowded with people, flags covered the streets to help create some shade, women walked wearing burkas, men with long beards congregated on street corners, young men pushed large carts up and down side streets, and the call to prayer echoed off the walls of buildings as each of the three nearby ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGolden Park Hotel Istanbul
Still ok but was a little cramped with no views. Didn't like being told I couldn't use the terrace on an afternoon there because the owner was there with some friends......
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