Istanbul Savoy Hotel
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... you are saying or, for example, where they are on a map, they are eager to assist. From asking for a recommendation for Kebabs to desperately trying to find my way to the train, I was welcomed with accepting faces and helpful attempts. When I walked into a store with nuts, turkish delight and other goodies, the man looked a little perturbed that I was about to ask him a question that was clearly not pertaining his goods. However, when I asked him for a recommendation ...
... to plan more carefully for tomorrow night (we have a reservation at a fancy restaurant for the birthday dinner..) - but I couldn't believe the amount of traffic at this time on a Sunday! When we hopped out of the cab, we detoured slightly to get the kids a promised ice cream- and suddenly it seemed the whole city was completely different from this morning; little alleyways filled with traders and people had sprung up, and the main pedestrian mall near ...
My friend Yasin's sister Tuba was also going to the airport to return to work in eastern Turkey so we travelled to Ataturk Airport together complements of Yasin's brother.
Check-in was smooth and easy as was passport control and security. My 11 AM flight to Toronto was delayed to at least 12:30 PM and mercifully I discovered the HSBC Premier Lounge which is comfortable, quiet and the refreshments are free. I didn't know that benefit came with my card! This ...
... we got to the end of the route, and onto the Courtyard of the Favorites, the weather had turned and we were looking at gray weather again.
With our visit to the Harem over, we concluded what was so vivid in our memories must have been Aya Sophia and not Topkapi.
Alaturka and then Home
We got to Alaturka hotel to get our left luggage and Je-Li, the manager ,remembered us immediately, even though it ...
... it was thrilling. Every few steps someone was pulling in a little flapping fish, to be re-housed in a water bucket until it died. At the foot of the bridge were rows of bobbing platforms frying up the tiny things, and placing them; untouched, un-gutted, un-beheaded; inside a bread roll, where locals ate into them like they were a hangover McDonalds burger.
We roamed the grand mosques, where we finally experienced a small piece of peacefulness, that was bluntly ...
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