Monaco Hotel Istanbul
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Woke up at 4.30am to catch a 5am transfer to the airport, as we were leaving Greece and heading to Istanbul. After a flight to Athens, a very short transfer ( we had about 20 minutes which was a bit of rush) and then a 2hr flight to Istanbul, we arrived at around 10am. We hadn't planned how we would get to our hotel, we didn't know how long it …
... moment. Saying the names for God or the attributes of God over and over takes us out of our thinking mode and puts us into a meditative state while feeding our souls. It gave me a new perspective on the prayer beads I see everywhere.
Max and I have been spending more time at the park. We take a little snack, a book and his soccer ball, put out a blanket and enjoy being part of the community as people sit in little groups eating, ...
The alarms sounded at 4:30AM. We bundled up and were ready for our balloon adventure. At 4:30AM a guy showed up and handed us each a lanyard. With no hello or anything else he turned around and started walking - awkward. What an amazing representative for Kaya Balloons. We followed and spent 30 minutes or so picking people up and driving to the Kaya balloon tent. There were muffins and cookies etc. There was some rain but we were told its ...
... br> pressure in the local hotels was so bad that they requested that used
toilet paper be deposited in a trash can rather than being flushed
away. Also, according to Rick Steves' guide book it was risky to
drinking the tap water so every day I would purchase a 1.5 liter of
bottled Nestle water for about $1 with which to rehydrate and to
brush my teeth.
The free breakfast was much better than
the fried, greasy food that was served at Pollock ...
... space-relativity theory, they manoeuvre their vans where they have no scientific right.
Tired but not yet done, we walked to the Hippodrome. A former Roman chariot racing track, all that remains now is the obelisk which marked the turning point at the end of the stretch. The whole place is now a wide open pedestrian space incorporating a second obelisk, 3000 years old, complete with hieroglyphics, which was transported from Egypt 1500 years ago.