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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... the clouds) and walking to Uskudar (past the university and one of the biggest cemeteries we’ve ever seen), and then caught the ferry back to Europe! You can literally ferry between continents, past the Maiden tower and the sparkling bridge, within 10 minutes!
Back in Europe we had a beer near our hotel, and street food from a cart nearby for dinner, which Mikey opted not to tell me until half way through eating it was offal! It was actually really yummy!
... was funny and sweet so we relaxed a bit. As he was showing us a local map, the call to prayer began and he excused himself for three minutes. He later explained that although he'll pray later, he had been taught to respect the call and to recite the call back. Our hotel is a 10-20 minute walk to all of the "old town" sites we want to see so we were pleased.
In our room, we showered and relaxed a bit but we were ready for lunch so we headed out to a place ...
... the Black Sea on the European side and came back down the Bosphorus on the Asian side. There was a guide who pointed out the various interesting sights along the way and it was beautiful watching the sun set over the city from the sea. The cruise ended around 9 and we decided to eat near the square at a restaurant that gave discounts if went on the cruise. We actually just stumbled on the family-owned restaurant (Rumist) and it was a find. They had a special crockery ...
... a century to construct the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. This short construction period appears to have led to problems. Ancient writers say that the builders had problems with the dome roof, with the structure almost collapsing during construction. The decorations within the Hagia Sophia at the time of construction were simple but over time this changed to include a variety of ornate images and mosaics, including some which are completed in gold.
Not content with ...
... The food was not the tastiest, and the belly dancers needed additional training to provide an act worth paying to watch. At one point I was doing the notorious falling-asleep head bob. I also found it in bad taste that the belly dancers completed their routines with a lap around the audience to collect tips for their efforts or lack thereof. Overall the evening was entertaining, but not a major highlight of my time in Turkey.
The following day ...