Grand Anka Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Almost to Istanbul: Last night we couldn’t resist the Korean restaurant across from the hotel. There was a full moon. We hadn’t eaten supper, the airline food might be bad, pickled vegetables are healthy and anyway we wouldn’t have another chance to eat Korean. We rationalized ourselves into a very modest, by Korean standards, meal.
What were we thinking? Turkish Airline has ...
... markets and restaurants........nothing was open!! Well, it was a nice walk anyway. I ended up going over to the Blue Mosque and walked around this precinct for a bit. I then went to the only pub in the district for a beer and the hope of making some friends. Travelling on your own makes you go out and meet people as it can be as it can be a bit lonely at times. I was lucky enough to meet Judy-Ann and her husband Alex. They are ex-pats living in Kuwait as Alex ...
... at what was wrong with the clutch. The hydraulic fluid was empty, upon further investigation he found the pipe to the clutch slave cylinder had a leak. Overalls on and les tried to repair it but couldn't stop the drips. We called our breakdown company (ADAC a German Company that give excellent service all across Europe, will cover big vehicles like ours and is cheaper than most UK companies) we weren't sure if we were still within their boundaries as we are ...
... church-turned-mosque-turned-museum has seen it share of changes. It sits where a Byzantine temple to Greek gods and goddesses stood until A.D. 360, when it became a Christian place of worship, expanded in 532 to become the largest church in the world. It stood for 916 years, until Sultan Mehmet II conquered the city, it became part of the Ottoman Empire, and he plastered over the Sophia’s Christian iconography, converting it into the largest mosque in the world. Five centuries ...
... rounded off my time in Istanbul with a visit to Tokapi palace and the Harem of the Sultans of old. The highlight was by far the treasury in eastern courtyard. The richness of Constantinople was staggering. In one alcove alone, there stood two candelabras, each made of solid gold and weighing fifty kilograms each. In another display nearby were the religious artefacts, most notably Moses’ staff and segments of the Prophet Mohammed’s beard. I found all of these quite comical to ...