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TravelPod Member ReviewsMidtown Hotel Istanbul
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The Grand Bazaar is a mere 500m from our hotel, so an easy walk around 10:30 this morning. This place is so big it is ridiculous. We actually walked around in circles for 2 hours before realizing and wandered off the beaten path to a whole new section of the market. You could easily spend 2 days in this place. Haggling is the name of the game. The …
... It's bigger than I have ever seen. We can't see much out the plastic window because it is raining so hard so granny is not taking any photos. There is a very very big noise when we are waiting for the bus to go. It is coming from the buildings with round roofs. It is the loudest noise I have ever heard even louder than thunder. It keeps going and going until the bus goes. Grandad said it is calling all the people into the church. I found a new friend in Instanbul. ...
... amp; how the doors used to be made of gold but they got stolen & then the doors currently are from Noah's arc, as legend tells. Stacey, Daryan and I stuck together and took what seemed like a million selfies haha. We then all got back on the bus & went and had some lunch. We went to this restaurant and had a set 3 course meal which was yummy but not too filling. After lunch we were off to the Blue Mosque, this ...
... morning we visited a traditional rug making factory where we saw the techniques and processes involved, along with what to look for. For example, to see if a rug is wool or acrylic, apply a flame (the woollen one won't burn), or look at the back; the greater the detail in the back of the rugs patterning the better the quality, also fold it back and see how straight it is. A coin test can be used to see the difference between silk and cotton, where the cotton ...
... everything with her.
So, sans Ron, we started on our sightseeing tour. We went first to the Sakip Sabanci museum which was a private home of the wealthiest man in Turkey. There were two separate parts, one an archeological museum with beautiful artifacts from 5,000 years ago to the Hellenistic period. The other wing was an anthropological museum with beautiful examples of porcelain and clothing of the Ottoman ...