Green Anka Hotel
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... we made our way back towards the ship. Unfortunately we turned left when we should have turned right, and found ourselves further way from the ship than what we intended. It was a very brisk walk back to the ship, with each of us checking the time on a regular basis.
Almost 30k steps later (according to my pedometer) we were back on the ship and with three minutes to spare before 'all aboard’ time – that said being the last ...
... square named after him. He set out to build a monument that would rival and even surpass the nearby Aya Sofya in grandeur and beauty. The mosque's architect, Mehmet Ağa, managed to orchestrate the sort of visual effect with the mosque's exterior that Aya Sofya achieved with its interior.
It is the only mosque in Turkey with six minarets. The six minarets caused quite a scandal, as the Haram Mosque in Mecca (the holiest in the world) also had ...
... up by now – thankfully – and out and about with friends and family having black tea in cute little glass cups or perhaps a thick Turkish Coffee. Imat bought us tea and we shared a pretzel between each couple. A restroom break and we were on our way again after running the gamut of the little market shops in the area.
Patriach Orthodox Church
On we motored to Patriach Orthodox Church which is beautiful in side. Of the Greek ...
... another world, and even country. The reception and waiting areas seemed almost oriental and had Turkish cushions you could lounge around in the corners and the mezzanine level had a wonderful dark wooden balustrade. It was superbly laid out and so clean! We started to relax and gave our names to the smiling receptionist.
We were then led to our private 'locker' a little cubicle, where we changed into our outfits for the treatment - I had on a cloth bikini and ...
... After the Ottoman Empire had grown to such an extent that there were no longer any rulers left around with daughters noble enough to marry the Sultan, they began to school the most beautiful, talented and intelligent girls of the empire to become wives and servants to palace officials, they were slaves and lacked freedom but the display showed that their lives weren’t as tragic as I imagined. The rooms and ...
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