Limak Eurasia Luxury Hotel
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... at 7:45 (brave old men- due to the difference in salinity between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, the current along the bottom of the Bosporus runs opposite to the surface current, making it the world's greatest rip tide. Or something. I made that last part up, the current part is real. Did you notice I switched to the Turkish spelling of Bosporus?) and- back to me- scorching in the blazing sun, wheezing the thick, wet smog of the world's most storied ...
... in the area, was it was turned into a mosque during Ottoman Turks under Sultan Mehmed II, the bells, altar, iconostasis, and sacrificial vessels and other relics were removed and the mosaics depicting Jesus, his Mother Mary, Christian saints and angels were also removed or plastered over, it was only during some restoration work that they realised that there were many beautiful mosaics covered up.
... historic sites) and is a newly constructed hotel with all the amenities you can possibly want. The hotel staff is courteous, services are affordable and the food (especially breakfast) is really good! It's easy for public transportation use too.
- Carry USD 20/person for the visa fee
- Don't book a cab at the car rental counters inside the airport as ...
... of the food, but also to everything else our eyes would land on. A significant detour during the walk was going up one of the tallest buildings in our vicinity and catching the breathtaking view. Our stops included, a Cheese and wine store, offering locally made cheese. Another was a pickles store, a prominent side dish in turkey. We were offered to try pickle juice, I was reluctant, chugging something too sour and vinegary didn’t appeal to me at that point, but ...
... the 86 carat Kasicki [?] diamond. The Holy Relics included the rod of Moses and a sword/parts of the beard of the prophet Mohammed, the displays in this exhibit taken from Egypt when that empire was conquered in 1516. The Koran is read there 24H a day but there was a transfer when we were there!
The Audience Hall--where the sultan received foreign ambassadors--is at the start of the third courtyard. On display there were kaftans and ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center