Hotel Grand Star
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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... explored areas it is time to drive into the heart of Cappadocia, Göreme NP. More tourists so more rules, no more nature camping possible here. I am invited to come to a 4-star hotel with hamam, swimming pool etc. Sounds good as I did not have a bath for some days. Turns out that he is (as I expected) not the hotel owner, but he does arrange me to have a shower and takes me to dinner. All well, until he starts to talk about us being 'Special friends' during ...
... it's a crime to give yourself permission to enjoy a special situation every once in a whilst. In fact, Nutrisystem does have a part-time program known as "Nutrisystem flex" the location where the individuals on that plan get two times away from per week. And, from things i have often heard, several people are very pleased with their final results, despite the period off of. Needless to say, 1 step to this is the fact that people on a diet are highly asked to eat sensibly on the ...
... like salty sea water and yoghurt haha! Really strange - but that's why we are on the food tour after all :-)
Up next was some Turkish coffee to help ease you stomach before more food! Our guide said it's tradition in Turkey to have your coffee grounds read - so us ladies had our fortune read based on the grounds design - and he'll email us the results. (His mum actually does it so he did a video of the cups and will show her in 3 weeks time). After our coffee break it was time ...
... hair, but I digress.)
Topkopi is where the Sultan lived with his wives, concubines, Chief Black Eunuch and other eunuchs, slaves, servants, guards and advisors. Compared to the Forbidden City and other castles and forts we’ve seen, Topkopi was downright warm and cozy with colorful tiles.
* Note: Harem does not mean roomful of naked, nubile women. It means “forbidden” – meaning people not on the list were forbidden to go into ...
... bazaar and many shops closed
On the top of the hill near our guest house, are two huge
monuments, separated by 1000 years and religion. To the right, the majestic Aya
Sofia – originally built around 537 AD as a Byzantine church, beautiful golden
mosaics of Jesus, the Madonna, various dignitaries offering gifts – still in
good condition. Then taken over as a mosque by the Ottomans, finally after WW1