Hotel Antik Ipek
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... set of one hundred pound, golden candlesticks, and an endless supply of emeralds, still reside here. Finding concubines and eunuchs, proved to be more difficult, although we did tour the circumcision room.
From the Palace to the Blue Mosque is a short stroll through a stunning park, albeit a quite crowded park. The four hundred year old Mosque, captures the top spot on the Istanbul skyline, a skyline that is filled with a dazzling array ...
... a day for six days a week. We returned to our hotel in the late afternoon to write up our blog, plan the next day's events and generally unwind before we set out to forage for a Turkish dinner. As already mentioned the hotel room is highly ornate if impractical, though the bathroom was certainly clean and quite modern. The main problems were the absence of any convenient power points and a general shortage of storage space. While these ...
... that day. We said that if we decided to buy a carpet we would probably buy it from someone who hadn't sold any for a week or two. He said there was no obligation to buy. We said that was very much in line with our plans. He said nobody ever comes into a carpet store saying they want to buy a carpet. We said, Where do they look for carpets, a bakery maybe? He said I'm afraid I must leave you now. May I give you my card? Enjoy your apple ...
... all of which appear to be in good condition when compared to those we experienced in Athens.
Tourism is a large part of the Turkish economy. Last year alone they had around 35 million people visit their country, hence they are very hospitable to the tourists. They are very welcoming and helpful.
Our boat trip with commentary along the Bosphorus Straight lasted for around 2 hours. It was very interesting to hear about some of the history ...
... because when we finally found the place there was nobody there!
We wondered what happened making a lot of conclusions, on one hand we thought that since our host worked on a bank that he got called by his boss to arrive as soon as possible or in the other hand that he just got tired of waiting for us and left. Just to make it worst our phone ran out of battery so we couldn't even reach the guy to ask him!
We were thinking about just going to a hostel and ...