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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 …
... coffee at our local, we're back to Sultanahmet to delve into a subterranean roman water resavoir. While built 1700 years ago, the 350 columns still hold up the ornate ceiling and create a mystical lair complete with Medusa statues and ghosting carp in the crystal clear waters. Another roman marvel.
Off to the Topkapi Palace which you'll just have to look up to believe. Google the 'Topkapi Harem' for a window into the intrigue of this important community. Four ...
... tour and then the whole process had to be repeated again to view the Harem. Overwhelming impression was one of unbelievable excess - crystal chandeliers and staircases, gold leaf by the bucket full. By now I had serious pain in my knees so I made my way back to the hotel and decided to try out one of the many little self service restaurants in the area. These are mainly frequented by shoppers and workers with limited time to linger. The display of food ...
... interior is vast and lit by many simple brass chandeliers. I had a go at the wishing column inserting my thumb in a hole and rotating it 360 degrees - not as easy as you may think. The column is said to be damp to the touch and to have magical powers. Well who knows …..? Adjacent to the Hagia Sophia are five tombs of the Sultan's and their families. Each tomb is beautifully decorated with colourful tiles and stain glass windows, ...
... having an awesome time. At about 1 we were about to leave when I noticed Alex, one of the girls we had on out sailing boat, wasn't in a good way and couldn't stand up so I took her outside while Simon tried to find her travel buddies and she vomited all over my legs and shoes before passing out. Erin and I got her awake enough to get in a taxi and Erin went back with her and her friends to make sure she was okay. We got the next taxi home to bed, might need to go shoe ...