Ikbal Deluxe Hotel Istanbul
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... Outside this mosque is the Hippodrome which is a rectangular open space once used for chariot races by the Ottomans and now is a paved area including an Egyptian obelisk brought from Egypt to Constantinople in the 3rd century. After lunch at the Pudding Cafe we were taken in our coach to the Grand Bazaar the covered market of thousands of shops. I was interested in looking at jewellery as my engagement ring had split in half. It was our wedding anniversary today, ...
... the tram which took us to about 100 metres from our hotel. As we walked down the cobbled streets all was quiet as Istanbul stretched and yawned and greeted another day. Some darling little kittens mewed a greeting as we walked past - I could have taken them home with me - three or four soft grey cats. Cats are everywhere here and also dogs who have no owners, although some were wearing pink ear tags. These have been "trapped, tagged and released" desexed, vaccinated ...
... a lovely wine, maybe from Denizli, maybe not. It was labeled Vin&Art and was from somewhere starting with Kav…..(Kavlikadere?) Later we went into the carpet shop, and the uncle asked Susan, "How is it you are so open an warm, and not afraid like most Americans?" Well, that’s a big question, but Susan just said she had read so many accounts of the kindness of the Turkish people.
We encountered our tout from the night before and let ...
... We thought he was invincible because we’d thrown him all around Istanbul, but this time he landed between train tracks, and we weren’t able to get him. We were optimistic that he would somehow end up in someone else’s possession though. Goodbye loyal and trusted bouncy ball!
We trammed back to the Egyptian spice market so Graham could buy some gifts for people at home, and then took a ferry across the Bosporus. As dusk fell, the ...
... shaped Spoonmaker Diamond known as Kasikci. I don't know how many K's we walked at the Palace but by the time we got home I was stuffed.Monday morning we caught the tram to Sultanahmet where the Blue Mosque stands. It was built in 1609-17 upon the order of Sultan Ahmed I, who ascended the throne at the age of 14 as the 14th Sultan of the Ottomans. As we arrived at the mosque they were calling for prayer so we couldn't enter. It was pointed out ...