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- Minbar in room
- Kids pool
- Indoor pool
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... Good Country Also". We shook hands, and my first turkish friendship was made. It didn't end on a very good note for him though. As I got down, I realized that the ATM had given me only 20 Lira bills, and I was definitely not tipping him that much. Especially, in a country where tipping is not as automatic as in the US. So that's my justification, my reluctance to change his good country's culture. :) But the ride was just ...
... and altars which are the hallmarks of Catholicism. Instead, there are simple but colourful designs adorning the walls and Arabic calligraphy reciting the Quran. The impact is no less effective. You still know that you're in a holy place.
I confess to not knowing much about Islam, so I read up on some of the information displayed on the walls outside. I'd no idea that Islam shares most of its historical figures with Christianity. ...
Just. Back from another 10 hour day of sightseeing. We booked a bus-boat tour. The first part was a boat tour up and down the Bosphorus. We went up the European side and back the Analotian or Asian side. We stopped at the fortress built in1492 to protect the straights- they would run a chain across the straight to prevent enemies from continuing. The bus tour continued with a drive around the ...
... revolution. The highlight was the walk back down the shopping malls, with an old tramline down the middle (Istiklal Street) to Karakoy. The modern shops were like any other European city.
Lunch was at 1st cafe, Debbie ordered fried noodles which came with chopsticks but that was the only thing that was authentic. We ate it all though. Her ice coffee was huge - see pics. I chose the set menu of mushroom soup, chicken wings with rice and a dessert. OK for ...
... The second one we were sharing with a family of cats; Mum and her four kittens. Everything was going swimmingly until a monstrous seagull arrived and tried to take off with one of the kittens. This thing was double the size of any seagull we have ever seen before. Mandy took off like a mad thing and chased it around the table and chairs, doing quite a good seagull impersonation herself. It, the seagull, not Mandy, disgustingly managed to cough up a fish head at ...