Grand Cevahir Hotel and Convention Center
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Concierge desk
- Swimming pool
- Non-smoking rooms
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... seems to have survived. I think he's lying and is on the run. There's a kitten which everyone looks after and it's a pretty much help yourself from the fridge bar and pay when you remember. We've bought him a ball and a mouse. There's the medium who works next door and hangs around the hostel like a stray, telling people their fortunes whether they like it or not. Then unfortunately the 50 year old rasta turned up, he wanted Niamh to work as a promotion girl for ...
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The interior was just as large, airy, beautiful and elegant as I'd always imagined. It was full of blue-patterned Iznik tiles which gives the mosque its name to Westerners (out of interest, to locals it's known only as Sultanahmet Mosque). We admired the place for ages before eventually leaving. I ...
... to cover your head and legs and shoulders, ma'am. I asked a nice young lady in an 'Ask Me' t-shirt where I could get the cloth for my sinfully bare legs. This obnoxious older man kept jumping in to interrupt and answer my questions so I put my hand up to my face like a blinder while listening to the girl's directions. She laughed. No shoes are allowed either, which is a good thing because of the luxurious carpet! ...
... out on the way. I eventually didn't take the most direct route but still managed to find me way there. I got to see the harbour (most of the cruise ships have gone to Anzac cove already) and the surrounding area.
The day actually turned out to be Mosque day. I went to about 6 today. They all look the same from the outside and they are pretty similar on the inside. Some are a bit different with stained glass windows, a few have lots of mosaic tiles but really ...
... daily prayers. While the "epicenter" feeling to the bazaar is still alive and well, the daily use is much more shopping focused. There is still an active mosque located at the bazaar and we did hear the call to prayer each time we visited but none of the schools remain. After walking through street after street of little shops just to make it to one of the official entrances we were immediately overwhelmed by the scope of one of the oldest covered markets in the world. ...