Hotel Grand Star
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- Continental Breakfast
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... mosque - each leaving something very special in the building. Just back thus evening from a local restaurant and yet another superb Turkish meal. There was also a wonderful view of the Bosphorus - a splendid light show on one of the bridges was a highlight. Going to bed totally sated! Notice board tomorrow emphasise breakfast, lunch and dinner - did not realise I was on an eating tour of ...
... forty miles or so. We stop for a coffee in Malko Tarnavo, the last Bulgarian village before the border. At the border, we're met by unsmiling men who are clearly unhappy with aspects of our paperwork. One of them wants to turn us back... but his boss (equally unsmiling) waves us through. Hooray we think. A small hamlet of sad former (Guy thinks) border buildings leads to a hut with a final barrier. We drive up to this barrier where ...
... Museum, had a quick lunch, found the carpet place recommended by our Greek trip companions, wandered through the Grand Bazaar, walked back to our hotel via the Hippodrome looking at the obelisks and found a new car group to look at. This group is from Germany and travelling in a group of 300 vehicles to Jordan with supplies for a Children's Hospital. They sell the cars and donate the money to the charity and fly home. Whew!
Dinner tonight at ...
... Bosphorus views, to an incredibly pleasant park, also filled with Turks taking advantage of their day off. One edge of the park had more than 70 cats--the park had various food and water dishes set out, and these strays seemed very content. Next, we walked to Taksim Square. We wondered a little bit about what it would be like on election day, but the police presence was strong and it felt very safe. From Taksim Square, we walked down Istiklal Avenue, a ...
... main place of worship is beautiful. It has gold all along the front part of the altar and on the altar there are many symbolic icons, their biggest icon being St. George. It was interesting to see a Turkish orthodox service. It was definitely nothing I have experienced before with there routine of having a worship service. Though it was different it was definitely interesting to be a part of.
Once we left St. George we went to go have our last dinner in Turkey. We ...