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The Asian side is less impressive - much greener with less buildings. We got off and made our way along the waterfront - flanked by gorgeous little eateries. We found the one with the best view and had one of those idyllic pinch-yourself lunches where I kept thinking I was in a Fellini movie. It was perfect and stunning and we sat in the sunshine drinking in the view and eating calamari for more than an hour ...
... and staying away from whole wheat dependent products in droves to accomplish far better overall health. Rebuttal responses were actually launched through the multinationals indicating the statistics were preposterous, with only a small amount of the populace having an real identified gluten intolerance (Coeliac). Surprisingly, many people are generating their own personal well-informed options with regards to the food items they ingest, since the link between clean ingesting ...
... myself, I will always offer to help) Also, I guess it is common for the middle and upper class citizens to have house staff and drivers. It is what you would call a "cosmopolitan" lifestyle. Anyway, walking along the marina taking in the sunlight was a perfect way to ease into my Fenerbahce surroundings. The strangest thing I found on my stroll was the immense population of cats! They are everywhere! All the cats are sweet and gentle. ...
... Sultan controlled who would bear the Sultan's children.
We also went through the Imperial Treasury seeing fantastic displays of wealth; gold and jewel encrusted thrones, an 86 carat diamond, emeralds the size of a baby's fist, gold candlesticks that weighed 100lbs each, gold covered cradle and the Topkapi dagger.
We also saw the Hall of Holy Relics and the Costume and Textile display. Photographs were forbidden.
All the spaces that ...
... the Istanbul Crafts Centre, a small courtyard where we could watch a few people do some crafts. We met a lady painting tiles and another who did calligraphy. We also found a Turkish bath where I could get a half naked man for 50 Lira. Rather liberal for such a conservative country Unfortunately, I got rather carsick on the bus and ...
Other places to stay in Istanbul
Vi?nezade, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $188
- Wonderful Hotel in a wonderful city
- Best in Istanbul
- Great Choice
Gümüssuyu, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $189
- Fantastic views from the top floor! :)
- Splendid as always
- A great choice for a luxurious Istanbul base
Sisli, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $239
- Just great...
- Fantastic haven in the bustle of Istanbul
- High marks for the Hyatt
Beyoglu, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $250
- Great spot in Istanbul
- Worst 5 star Hotel we ever stayed.
- Our honeymoon hotel
Küçükçekmece, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $109
Esentepe, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $112
Fatih, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $112
- Mix feelings
- Bien situado al lado del tranvía moderno que recorre la ciudad
- A bit far from the sights
Cihannuma, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $183
- Very Nice
- Service very patchy
- Very nice
Buyuk Cekmece Mah. E-5 Oto Yolu Hadimkoy Sok. Kaya Ramada Plaza , Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $112
Bakirköy, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $143
Harbiye Ergenekon, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $169
- Beware lost reservations, rude staff, expensive extra fees
- Clean and spacious rooms
- The good and the bad
Besiktas, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $139
Bakirköy, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $85
Halkal? Merkez, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Ümraniye, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $120
Kocatepe, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $118
Kocatepe, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $111
Sisli, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $288
- 5 star experience
- Room for improvement.
Besiktas, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $136
Yildiz, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $546
- The best hotel I have ever stayed at!
- Stunning view but very expensive
Fatih, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $132
- No problems!
- Very good location
- OK for a 4 star hotel
Asmali Mescit, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $140
Zeytinburnu, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $116
Kocatepe, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $148
- Probablemente el mejor hotel donde jamás he tenido el placer de descansar mi cabeza
- Planeando un viaje
- Wahrscheinlich das beste Hotel, in dem ich je geschlafen habe
Ataköy 1 Mahalle, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $174
Sariyer, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $103