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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 …
... joined the line, grabbed a tray, and pointed at what I thought looked good. At the till it came to $9. The warm broccoli soup was yummy, and the chicken and chips was tasty too. What I thought was a curry (because it was lumpy and green) turned out to be a vegetable dish. I don't know what it was, the green things were soft and melted in the mouth ( possibly cooked green tomatoes). Greens are good for you so I polished them off and the waitress brought me a complementary glass of tea ( ...
... one. I ordered grilled fish, salad and white wine and settled back. There was excellent live music, and most of the tables were filled with couples enjoying each other's company. The violin player was going to each table, with tips in mind of course. I ate a slow meal over the next hour. It cost me 100 Lira (40USD). Not cheap, but not bad at all. Not to toot my own horn, but I am amazed at how much I have already grown in the last 24 hours. Eating out alone used to ...
... slave fighting, and other entertainments. This is a beautiful building immaculately restored, and exhibits are well-presented. But all the exhibits are to do with Ottoman culture, and particularly with Mohammed the Prophet. Here you can see a hair from his beard, his broken tooth, his gun ( even though gun powder wasn't invented for another 500 years), and discover that ...
... While they did offer the doner kebab, their menu also covered a large repertoire of Turkish food - so even though I wasn't going to eat their doner kebab, I was still going to dine here, if only for the experience of eating in such a beautiful kebab shop!
All around the World, the typical doner kebab shop is little more than a hole in the wall, with very dodgy hygiene standards. The nicer ones have semi-clean tables and chairs to sit at, ...