Hotel Arcadia Blue
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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A weekend in Istanbul meant lots of steps around the most amazing sights.
... Cistern, built in 6th century and said to be the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul. This subterranean structure was once a large public square and then built into a basilica before becoming a water filtration system for the Great Palace; hence where its name is from. This eerie underground area is said to hold up to 80,000 cubic meters of water and each drip from the ceiling into the echo'd room is enough ...
... it might be a good idea to climb it. On reaching the base of the tower, all breathless, we discovered a long queue of people all with the same idea as Brian's. Mary had already decided that tower climbing wasn't her thing and would rather do some people-watching at street level. It was about an hour before Brian was able to enter the tower itself, the reason being that there is room for only a limited number of visitors. Fortunately, there are lifts which go ...
... loved it.
- our hotel (the Neorion) was a big factor in how much we've enjoyed being here. Very central, everything thing one needs plus very helpful staff
- we like the local beer Efes and it seems to be available everywhere despite this being a 99% Muslim country (we have yet to try Raki)
- the locals love their tea, brewed very strong and delivered in small ...
... at Hotel Zurich in Sultanahment (the Old Town area). Im suprised we got to the hotel in one piece considering the crazy taxi driver looked at the road less than half of the journey! The roads here remind me of Bangkok or Ho Chi Minh City, but with less honking and just as many close calls.
Sultanahmet also resembles Asia, with its hordes of people, fake handbags on the high street and the many homeless children, but slightly ...