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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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... Bosphorus and played a few hands of gin. The ride back was uneventful and consisted of us nodding off.
Since we were a little tired, we decided to find a restaurant near our apartment. We walked Taksim Square and were persuaded to dine at one of the popular cafes. Much like the night before, we loved the meze (appetizers) but were less impressed with the main course of kebabs. The service was friendly and they gave us dessert for free which was ...
The Basilica Cistern is described in a book we have both read in the last few months, and it is a famous landmark too :-). Going down two flights of stairs, there is an elevated walkway that allows visitors to walk around the cistern. The cistern is cavernous, dark and wet. Those with claustrophobia need not apply. The base of the cistern is filled with water about half a metre deep and contains hundreds of very large koi and goldfish. It is ...
... it further, you seem interested but continue walking, they yell an even lower price at you, you go back to the shop and try for a bit more of a discount! Usually you’ll get the item more than 50% less than they originally quoted you, and then you’ll go next door and realise they have the exact same piece (in which case you hope your previous haggling got you the best deal).
In the end I was happy with my purchases: a huge box of different flavoured ...
... the day was a tour of the great Greek Orthodox Church, the Ecumenical Patriarch. We arrived a bit behind schedule, but it worked out on our favor because we had the honor of attending an authentic Greek Orthodox service. This church was the first church before the Hagia Sophia and is the church of Saint George. As Rev. Deacon Nephon Tsimalis explained to us after the service, there are three different parts of the church. All are each ...
(Aunty Pam, this one's especially for you)
I’m staying at home today and licking my retailwounds. I find that I can stay strong and stoic to the lures of a capitalist society for only so long. I’m only human (sort of). And then the glue of my determination dissolves and it’s not so much a trickle as a tsunami of purchasing that follows. Oops.
I start wandering the streets in an "oh what a beautiful morning" kind of a ...