Romantic Hotel Istanbul
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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I can't believe that our time in Istanbul is over. It has been such a joy to explore this amazing city. After almost a week here, I have to admit that all my pre-trip worries were unfounded. We found the city to be very modern and easy to navigate. The Turkish people were incredibly hospitable and went out of their way to be kind and helpful at every chance. We found that everyone we talked to had a positive feeling toward Americans and consider ...
... Sue had checked out all of the shops we had lunch there, which was a lovely salad. We tossed up whether we would do the cable car ride or just tram down closer to the Bosphorus Bridge and simply explore .. in the end the decision was made for us as we couldn't find the cable car, so plan B was it :) We wandered down the steep road towards the bridge and popped in to our favourite Turkish delight guys as the especially vacuum-sealed Turkish delight ...
I'm sitting in the Istanbul airport waiting to catch a plane for the last leg of our trip home. We left Varanasi yesterday and faced a 17-hour layover in Mumbai. Our plans were to tough it out in the airport but were surprised to learn that, due to construction, we could not even enter the international airport until three hours before our flight. The prospect of waiting out on the curb until 3:30 AM didn't seem too appealing so we ended up getting a room ...
... clothing before heading out. We headed back to the Blue Mosque, we arrived during prayer so couldn't enter, we sat and watched them all clean their heads and feet before heading in.
Muslims pray five times a day, dawn to sunrise, when the sun is at it's highest point, when the shadow of the object is the length of the object (in the afternoon), when the sun has set, once the last red has left the sky. At each of these times ...
... in the mosque under the layers of hot fabric was not easy, that's for sure. On top of that, as I am still struggling to figure out when exactly to use what fstop, exposure and ISO, I ended up taking several photos at a time with different settings. In the Blue Mosque, the front area is blocked off for male worshippers and the back half is for visitors taking photos. Trying to find just the right angle and wait, as Izzet has told me to do, for it to clear ...