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- Airport Transportation
- Minbar in room
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Multilingual staff
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... not find her. I really wanted to meet her and discuss her life as a Jehovah Witness in a mostly muslim country. My plane was late, then, I got lost in the airport, so I was very late to meet her. I searched for her for an hour and a half, and then, gave up. I went to the information desk and asked for a reputable driver. They sent me to this fellow that said he had a perfect driver. He was a Turkish redhead. What are the ...
... from all over the empire. They were educated at the palace, and if they did not marry the sultan or have an heir, they were freed and allowed to marry. The vast majority, say 90%, never even saw the face of the sultan. Remember that it was the queen mother who selected women for the sultan. A very select few, four at most, actually married the sultan. By marrying these slave women the sultan avoided developing an aristocracy and mixed the blood of many ...
... We came to Istanbul some 15 years ago with the girls so we do not intend repeat visits everywhere. The city has become a smart tourist destination since then. But it also means that guides, waiters, shopkeepers and carpet salesmen are continually pestering you to sell their wares or services. Andy just ignores them but I try not to be so rude. This makes for slow progress along the streets.
*First we visit the magnificent Hagia Sophia – when ...
... is a large open room with a few alcoves and a massive dome beautifully decorated most often in blue and gold. It is quiet and peaceful. It is definitely strange to an outsider to see that only men are allowed to go up front to pray while the women pray at the back behind wooden screens. And I must make a point of doing more research into the religion as it is difficult to accept and understand why women must be covered from head to toe while men can freely show ...
... to the fish market. I spent way too much yesterday so I'm going to try to cut down my costs. I got a mackerel sandwich that was pretty good for 6 lira (1.85 lira=1 dollar) from there I headed to the Spice Market. It was cool but everything was the same spices and for some reason every stand also sold caviar. It wasn't bursting with smells either. Also a big street food here is corn on the cob they sell it everywhere. From the spice market I went to the ...