Hotel Taksim Butik Star
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Our first full day started off very early as we were woken up by the Call to Prayer at 5.30am - we weren't sure what to expect - however we were pleasantly surprised with what we heard:) It was more like singing and rhyming rather than the loud obnoxious noises I had read so much about. I think jetlag was still in full force as we were wide awake after that, and got ourselves ready for the breakfast which started at 7.30am. When we went to the breakfast area we did not have ...
... villages, modern bridges and huge tankers. We love Rick Steve's guides and his book gave us a great tour along both sides of the Bosphorus. We have been so lucky with the weather during our visit and really appreciated it today. We had such clear views of the Istanbul skyline as we travelled up the Bosphorus. The whole region is so lush and green. The ferry ride north was 1 1/2 hours and we ended at the northern village of Anadolu Kavagi which is a little ...
Bed bug bite I got 3 weeks ago in Chiang Mai got infected sooo bad. Swollen with nasty looking scab. Can barely walk - hurts like hell! Taking antibiotics since the 8th June for 10 days. Fortunately, my CS host is kind enough to let me extend my stay at his place in Beylikduzu.
After agonizing whether to see visit ...
... really good to but a bit too much crowd involvement for my liking. Not just because we got dragged up but you could see people were over all the **** games where people were humiliated. The traditional Turkish dancers were really good though. There were three guys and three girls in these traditional costumes and they got us up on the stage at one point but we were all just dancing around in a circle so it wasn't too bad. They also did a cool ...
... kebap). They were tasty (not the best I have ever had) but they filled the void. All that was needed now was a shower and some sleep (the shower was awful, as was the hostel, and the sleep was interrupted). Lauren thought about leaving, but considering we had already paid, we decided we would just deal with it. Tomorrow is a new day by the way.
The plan for today was to go an check out the Old City. After a quick Kebab for brekky, we were ready to ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility