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- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- High-speed internet in room
- Concierge desk
- Reduced mobility rooms
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... at them out of the corner of your eye so you don't have to talk to anyone. As you know, I'm not much of a shopper, so I didn't stay long. There are bazaars in many places I've visited and this was by far the least chaotic. I had a mild panic trying to navigate my way out of there but I made it, per usual. Afterward, I visited a couple of mosques and a cool graveyard, where pillars are used rather than tombstones. Then I saw the best palace! ...
... restaurant staring at their mobile phones. And these are all people who are sitting with someone else! That is one decision that I took before I started this trip. I will not use the phone or the iPad as a cover to essentially disappear from an uncomfortable scene. People do stare at you though. What the hell is with that?! Now, I know that there are solo travelers in this town today. I saw them walking around during the evening. Its remarkable how many of them ...
... and I had to wait outside for half an hour. After they finally came out they gave me the lowdown. Only one toilet was operational and two others were full with woman that didn't come out for all the time that they waited. Then when Kristy was washing her hands, they emerged in full covered garb and left without washing their hands- slow and unhygienic. Gross.
Time to leave the palace and get some food. We finally settled on a little ...
... gorgeous tile work.
*We manage to find a local shop selling Turkish delight and traditional pastries. We cannot resist.
*We intend to go to a Turkish Bath for a couple of hours in the afternoon but we decide to defer this experience until we reach a less touristy part of Turkey. Instead we catch a tram and take a ride across the bridge separating the European Mainland from Asia. The Asian side offers great views of the historic sights we have ...
After we went to Topkapi, we had an impromptu performance in an amphitheater near the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. At first there weren't many people, but a fair crowd gathered after a few songs. First we sang a song called "Uskudar," which is an energetic sort of tune. It seems to be a song that many Turks recognize, because several people gathered when we started to sing it. Then we sang "Entarisi ...