Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... been interesting to hear the 'call of pray' five times a day and sit in a mosque while the sermon was on. Also very notable is the fact the woman are second class to the men, the men sit in the front of Mosque while the woman sit behind a wall.
We've met our tour guide and fellow passengers, there's Daze and I and three ladies about fifty on a girls weekend and then a very boring mother and daughter and even more boring father and son ha ha. The other ...
Zadar is a town located right on the coast of Croatia approximately 350km north west of Dubrovnik. We have booked into studio apartments close to the marina. Very comfy for the night before we have a USV (4WD) dropped off for us. We will drive to Dubrovnik, have 3 nights there before we leave Croatia for Turkey. Once we have settled we go for a walk to the centre of town for a look. Lots of people are about and the Roman ruins dating from the 9th century are pretty impressive. ...
... which is an underground water storage facility which was built by the Roman Emperor Justinian in 6th Century. I could imagine it would be really atmospheric if there weren't 100s of other people in there with you. Impressive feat of architecture and quite beautiful.
This evening we met the group we would spend the next 6 months with. For a quick run-down, we have 16 people. Stats as follows:
- 2 solo females
- 8 solo males
- 3 ...
... These can spin apparently and when an earthquake takes place they are examined to see if any shifting has taken place which would indicate damage to the building. Apparently architects today stand in awe as they have never been able to repeat a construction that can withstand a 7point earthquake on the richter scale. Our next destination was the Topkapi palace. Enroute we were constantly harassed by vendors selling postcards and guide books. Nasha had told us to avert our eyes ...
... giving him something. My hotel room is quite small cause of all the beds and all the kids channels on the TV are not good as they are in Turkish. There is a big restaurant on the top of the hotel. The hotel is very big. I can tell there are lots of floors as there is an ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking