Hydros Beach Resort
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... and I had headed in the right direction. Arrived at the Dolmabahce Palace and joined the queue to get 40TYL ticket for palace and harem. Another queue after walking through the gardens to await the English tour. Not many English but its either that or Turkish. Amazing. Amanda rates it better than Versailles. Tried to pay the lady at the loo but she didn't want it. I made her take it. So funny I got ...
... fewer still are as beautiful. It was built as a Christian Cathedral and was the world’s largest for about a thousand years. Some of the columns that still stand inside were taken from the temple of Artemis (or Diana) at Ephesus, a wonder of the ancient world, and which caused the Apostle Paul a bit of trouble (Acts 19:21-41).
When the Ottoman Turks finally brought down the Eastern Roman Empire in 1453 with the conquest ...
For our last day in Turkey, we decided to take a day off of the busy life of Istanbul and hang around our hotel for some reading and relaxing. Guess how long that lasted? About as long as it took Patti to rev up after her second cup of coffee. Off we went to see the Taksim Square, the newer part of Istanbul on the European side of town. Definitely the fast lane, with endless good shopping, eateries ...
... there, taking photos and watching ... Everyone lent clothing so we were all suitably covered and our smelly (jerry!) shoes in plastic bags. Quite thought provoking.
Worth mentioning that, I know Turkey is secular, but in a largely Muslim society, I have seen far more groups of women out in restaurants etc enjoying themselves than I would at home.
Then, as if we hadn't done enough in our 'take it easy' day, we walked through ...
... drink more "cay" (pronounced Chai) than any country in the world. It costs between 50 cents and 2 dollars, depending on where you are. For some reason, coffee costs 4 - 8 times more. A tea break is a nice way to rest and actually use a bathroom. Public restrooms are rare and when you find them at bus stations for example, they charge you almost the cost of tea. You might as well go to a restaurant and buy some tea.
And we love drinking tea on ...