Grand Peninsula Hotel
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... running to a central point that would allow you to see all the main sites as they are all close together here.
So onto our bus for the day but unlike having spent most of our day on the bus for Cairo it is exactly the opposite. We get dropped off out the front of the Blue Mosque and the walking starts. The Blue Mosque is very impressive once you get inside and the blue colour you have to see for yourself. After our guide explained a lot about the ...
... only become a republic in its own right after the fall of the Ottoman Empire following the first world war. Kemal Attaturk (the leader of the Turkish defense at Gallipoli) laid the foundations for modern Turkey (democracy, new currency, metrification), serving as president for 15 years. Sadly his achievements did not include the extensive rail networks enjoyed by the rest of Europe, and buses remain the primary travel option for tourists.
A six hour bus ride ...