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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Free parking
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... which was sad because the city bus was nice and luxurious, whereas our new mini bus was run of the mill. We have a new driver as well.
We liked our guide on sight - Devrim, a young Turkish woman is highly educated with a doctorate and degrees in two countries. She has had 18 years experience in tourism and has a wonderful way of explaining all the history and social aspects of her country, which she clearly loves. Devrim takes us ...
... attractive quality goods, not just junk for tourists as the souk in Oman has become. it is clearly a place where the Istanbul population still shop so consequently the shopkeepers did not harass you. I saw several carpets I would have liked and I love the Iznik pottery and tiles. The leather goods looked good too. I am not sure how much cheaper these things are, if people are being paid fair wages and having a European standard of living then prices ...
... in the air; tea, pastries, leather, old carpet. The shop owners are very insistent on getting you into their shop, but weren’t as forceful or angry as I thought they would be. Quite the opposite actually, they seemed jovial and inviting. So here’s how it goes in the Grand Bazaar: they entice you into their shop, you find something you like, you tell them how much you love it, you ask it’s price, you look shocked at the price, they lower it, you walk away, ...
The basilica cisterns beneath Istanbul were built before the Romans and contain a variety of column styles from all over the empire. Near the back of the cistern area, there were two Medusa heads - one on its side and one upside down. The reason, we learned, that ...
... at Bahaus Hostel, a full 51 hours after leaving Adelaide. We lay down for a while to rest our swollen feet. Then we had dinner at the restaurant closest to our hostel, Defne. The guys there, Arif and Aziz, were lovely and they looked after us throughout our stay. Free starters, free apple tea & 10% off every time! Beth and I were both quite excited by the multitude of cats roaming the streets. We had an early night because we were both ...