Grand Emin Hotel
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... us about his carnival where you could be a queen or a princess and was pretty much a sexist muppet. He also ran a school where he taught women to be the perfect business women by teaching them bed making and pole dancing. He was mean to me in the morning and banned from the hostel!! The street itself is a whole different universe. They already treat me as a local, I walk up and down it and say good morning to everyone, I know the laundry guy, the old woman in the shop, ...
... my headscarf, we put our shoes back on and we went into the courtyard adjoining the main building. This was also beautiful and we took a few more photos.
From the Blue Mosque we headed over to the Basilica Cistern nearby. We were extremely hot by now, ...
... 20,000 ceramic tiles and 200 stained glass windows shimmer the mosque in a holy light. There are also chandeliers in case you need even more light. A service was going on when I arrived, with bursts of prayer over the loudspeaker every minute or so. It all seemed pretty spiritual, except for a line of tables at the front, with turbaned men on laptops, all newsroomy. I don't know what was going on there. Facebooking ...
... One I wanted to see because it has extensive tiles, took me ages to find. It is quite small and the gates are hidden. Well hidden till you find them then it is easy.
Tonight I snuck into the Blue Mosque. The guard on the side gate wasn't paying attention so I walked straight in. I thought I had saved 20 lira but it turns out it was free anyway. It was a bigger version of what I had seen all day. Two things I noticed, it is massive inside, as you would expect, ...
... to just go on forever and I’m sure part of the design is to encourage you to get a bit lost and then have to shop your way out. As we made our way through jewelry shops, scarf vendors and all manner of souvenir stalls we couldn’t help but marvel at the sheer number of items that must be sold in any given day. We were there on a Friday evening so potentially the slowest time of the week and there were still people seemingly everywhere. Wasting no time Bree put ...