Hotel Arcadia Blue
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Warning: Long entry ahead:
For the first time since the trip has started, we were able to SLEEP IN! Oh, it was glorious! I was able to sleep all the way until 8:15!! Woot woot, it's a record!! Ha. But that's what you get when you travel and want to do everything humanly possible in 24 hours.
In the morning, we went and visited the famous Blue Mosque. Because it is a religious site, we had to cover up shoulders, ...
Today began in pouring rain and very cold conditions. We headed straight to the Blue Mosque where the blue mosaic tiles which line the walls and ceilings are amazing. As it is an active mosque we had to take off our shoes, wear long pants and I had to wear a head and shoulder scarf. Inside, the tiles are gorgeous. There are patterns on the carpet showing the ...
... I was heading straight for Istanbul's famous Spice Market. Having come from Asia, I was actually slightly underwhelmed by the Spice Market, having built it up a lot in my mind. I definitely got a sense of Istanbul as a historic trading hub, walking through the market, but the selection of spices was fairly repetitive at each stall and it seemed to lack the energy of some of the markets that we have been to. That said, it was a very enjoyable way to start ...
... or so of water covering the ground. The first section of water was lit up with red lights, and there were heaps of massive fish swimming all around, some were so big they hardly fit in the water anymore! It was very beautiful, with the pillars all in a row and reflecting in the water! We walked around the walkways having a look at the place, which was massive. If you've ever wondered what it looks like underneath Istanbul now you know! We walked past a ...
... I told her our guide said you may pay $20 for a plate but an Iznik plate will cost possibly hundreds more. Miss Prissy said that she bought plates for $20 and they came with a guarantee of being microwave safe and dishwasher safe etc so she “got the good ones” … again did she not hear what I just said? Go ahead, whack them in the microwave, get poisoned from the lead paint but don’t listen to me, what the heck would I know !
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center