Grand Ons Hotel
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... from the outside. We visited the bazar behind the Mosque and did a little shopping before returning to the Hotel Amira and left for the ship. The Emerald Princess is a large ship of 3000 people. We have a nice cabin with a large balcony. We spent the afternoon familiarizing ourselves with the ship. The view ...
... it was. There were also three daggers with amazing emeralds mounted on them and a little piece of history, there is a movie made in the 1960's about the daggers being stolen, I think is starred Sir Peter Ustinov! The final visit for the day was were 22 of us went to experience Hagia Sophia. This church was built in the Byzantine capital during the 6th century and converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. Today it houses ...
Big day today, we have a long 8 and a half hour excursion through Istanbul, unfortunately our original selection which included a visit to the harem (not a working harem much to Stephen's disappointment) was cancelled due to something to do with maintenance so we had limited choices as to what we could do. The tour we took was entitled classical Istanbul and was conducted in small groups which was great, there was only about 10 or 11 of us and was a more personal experience. We ...
... but that was good because we could see so much
more close up. We had to remove our shoes and be appropriately
attired at the Blue Mosque but you get a bag to carry your shoes with
you because the better shoes were going walkies! The architecture of
these buildings is amazing and I admire the beautiful tiles and
mosaics covering the inside of them. They are not ostentatious, just
have a myriad of intricate patterns (a lot of blue) which you ...
... Hamami. We learnt an annoying lesson when at dinner we had to pay for 3 appetisers that we thought were complimentary. Went on a delightful evening Boat cruise,
Wed 17th: Caught Hop-on bus to the other side of the Bosphorus. Breakfast at the ege of the water. Explored Dolmabahce ...