Ikbal Deluxe Hotel Istanbul
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... friendly Matani bar around the corner from our hotel. We can see why Kate and Ez loved this place! During the summer months, I think we would have spent a lot more time al fresco enjoying the colourful outdoor bars and nargile (water pipe) cafes, but for our winter trip to Turkey, hot apple tea was more the order of the day. We had an early night ready for our daybreak start to get to the airport for our flight back to London. Not quite as big of a schlep as our arrival, but still a ...
... shop/buy a tour or little knicknack. We probably had at least 30-40 guys try to sell us something in the first 30 minutes or so. It was tough.
We got to the Blue Mosque just in time for it to close for prayers so we went to the Basilica Cistern instead. This was something we were both looking forward to. It was built over 1500 years ago to ensure the city always had water. Now it's got raised walkways over about 2 feet of water and it's full of fish. ...
... eggs, jams, and more. By the time we left breakfast, we decided to forgo our touring plans and spend the rest of the day planning our time in Turkey. Neither one of us had the time or energy to plan Turkey and the Greek islands, so we have no idea what we are doing after Istanbul!! Planning proves to be more challenging than we thought it would be. Turkey is a huge country and the places that we want to go are far apart. It would involve a night ...
... the 1.5 hour cruise to Anadolu Kavagi, a small fishing village. The village caters for tourists by the hundreds who arrive in time for a lunch of simple food and to walk up the hill to see the Roman-era ruins. The views are spectacular (well, would have been if the clouds had not some in!).
Travelling back, we took the local bus instead which wound its way through very tight streets, squeezing past other cars, people and fences with centimetres to spare. All in a ...
... as we pass Maident Tower - which is an ancient light house - we see dolphins break the water, about 10 of them. It's a nice sight and reminds us of Newquay Bay back in Wales for a short while.
Sunday appears to be a rest day for lots of people and many gather by the ports to fish and generally have a get together. More tourists arrive around the Blue Mosque and it gets busy again. We need a rest after once again walking for miles and miles. Tomorrow we leave.