Hotel Pera Hill
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- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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... puzzled why the British had not used minesweepers to clear the area but there was a visual presentation that showed they had tried but with little success. It seems that when they found nothing on the last day or two they assumed the area was clearer than it was. It was after this failure that Churchill tried the approach from the Aegean. We went down into the ‘living area’ where 64 men had been. About 8 hammocks were used in rotation by the crew although the ...
... cheap. We had "balik ekmek". This is a local meal - a sizable chunk of bread. Toasted. Fish smoked and then heated on a barbecue is place inside the bread. Salad added. It was more than I could eat and cost less than Euro 3.
Today we leave "Bo parked here and take a bus into Istanbul centre. Its about 35Km and costs a couple of Euros. We have booked an apartment near the old town for a few nights.
... He wasn't wrong. We ordered a selection of Kebabs, breads and platters of Turkish Fare, which was indeed something to write home about. A short distance away we went to another Mosque, (the one he promised was more beautiful than the blue mosque), where to enter we remove shoes and cover up any skin above the knees. Steve and I are fitted with lovely floral wrap around skirts. Inside there were blue tiles everywhere but not much else. All mosques are the same - pretty ...
... decided to give the bus the skip and walked back to our Hostel along the waterfront. Pausing for a rest, two Turkish men appeared to take our photo by accident. Lily quickly asked them for 10 Lira and they laughed. What a joker !
That night we headed out to Istiklal street in Taksim, kind of like Istanbul’s answer to 5th Avenue. There were more people here than in the entire city of Wellington, but the atmosphere was relaxed and happy. ...
... was until we saw the live lambs waiting to be slaughtered for the festive dish). Then there was the evening we visited Taksim Square to enjoy a traditional kebab house only to be greeted by police with water canons whilst many were lined up with riot shields! There is much political tension in Turkey at the moment so we were taking it quite seriously even though most of the police were more attentive to their phones than any rioters!! Not ...