Hotel Arcadia Blue
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- Airport Transportation
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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... Empire. It is now a park with not much remaining except some obelisks. There is also a German fountain that looks quite plain on the outside but the ceiling inside is gold mosaic!
After that we went for a walk through the park inbetween the Hagia Sofia & the Blue Mosque. You get a great view of both from there. Then we went down to the Basilica Cistern. There are hundreds of ancient cisterns underneath Istanbul. This is the most famous and ...
... eventually let me in and I can't pee under pressure so it was a bit of a wasted trip. I get back on the bus, the wrong one go round the loop and then repeat the whole trip three times. It's like Groundhog Day. The same thing over and over again. I'm sure the same taxi keeps turning around at the same point. When I do get on the right bus I'm stuck in the madness that is istanbul traffic for three hours. I'm beyond bored of the commentary and ...
... my estimation, the worst chocolate bars made. They were eaten only as a last resort. For most of my life I think that that has been the sum total of my knowledge of faux Turkish culture.
I have a colleague named Cengiz Demets and he is a Turkish, French Immersion history teacher at my school. He is a terrific guy and is well respected by his colleagues, administration, but most importantly, the kids he teaches. We have had a pleasant relationship over the last few ...
... restaurant was packed with crowds of stylish young people. We found a restaurant down the busiest side street called Gran. Lily ordered the Gran Burger and I ordered a Steak. Lily's burger was 'yum!' and my steak came with tortillas and hot sauce, and was surprisingly good. It was our most expensive meal in Turkey, but the venue alone made it worth it. Unfortunately as it was too close to a Mosque, we couldn't grab a night cap, so we bought a bar of chocolate and headed home instead.
... the streets. They are everywhere. Asia has dogs, Istanbul has cats. They are very endearing. ... It's 1.31am. Just stepped in from going to a few different bars. I must say, I'm a bit over this city ripping me off at every opportunity. I feel there are definitely two sets of rules, or prices: one for the locals and the other for tourists. At the fist club we went to we watched as all the locals received their drinks without paying. No system of paying at the end. I on the other ...