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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
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- Free parking
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... of the hotel. This group of 25 from Canada, the US and Australia has shared a very enriching experience. We have got to know each other, learning about our lives back home. We have laughed a lot and have climbed on and off the bus many times and have toured many wonderful places in Turkey. We may not see our tour mates after today, but we will always share these memories.
I ask those on the tour to provide, in a few words or sentences, ...
... was 4am, two Of the hostel party arrived minus macenzie, pernilla and I wait and she turns up. Then we go for breakfast this involves going to every closed cafe trying to find a spinich sandwich and peanuts. One very persistent man runs off when I tell him I'm the girls mother. We end up with something meat in pastry. We sit in taksim square and we end up with a waiter, he gives us a napkin, throws away our ...
... like to call "Old Town". This is where you'll find many of the essential sites to see in Istanbul. For now I'm in my hotel dealing with jet lag. It's 3:30 AM and I just heard a call to prayer from above the rooftops. Do they hire professionals for that? His voice isn't half bad. Highlights so far include the two young bros behind me on the plane who got hammered on the free wine. They drank until they passed out and then they ...
... kids who asked for the rest of it. We let them have it as our
eyes had been bigger than our stomachs anyway. As we were walking to the tram
station, I picked a shoe brush that a man had dropped and returned it to him.
He seemed really grateful and invited Lily over to get her Docs polished. He
smiled and said it cost 40 lira. Embarrassed at having been sucked in, we gave
him 10 lira and left quickly. Sometimes in Istanbul you get the feeling you're
seen as a ...
... walk that far but already, just heading in the opposite direction to the where the main attractions are in the old town here, we came across suburbs where no tourists are to be found. I loved seeing their houses. It was very run-down. Many houses were derelict and several were now in ruin. I took photos. There were chickens in the street, and boys kicking a make-shift soccer ball. It was wonderful to see. It was a mix of poverty and comfortable homes, but the people on the ...