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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 …
... 8217;t finish the 'frittata’ breakfast.
The flight went quickly enough although with a 1:30pm departure from Istanbul Rex and I didn’t sleep. Tony seemed to catnap. The movie selection was a lot less than Air NZ’s but I did manage to find a couple of good ones that I enjoyed. Rex mostly did Sudoku puzzles in his book.
Changi airport at 4:30am is as quiet as a mouse! We ‘flew’ through there and thought we’d have a coffee ...
... Sophia as some believe.
From there we travelled a few metres to the Blue Mosque another very impressive building. On the way there we met many people who wanted to be our friend, who had close family living in Wellington and Auckland, knew many kiwis, and who coincidentally, also happened to have a Turkish rug shop nearby. We were abused by some for being "rude" when we wouldn't pass the time of day with them. ...
... back to the bus to return to the hotel. Fascinating watching the driving, etc - not quite as bad as India, but drive on right hand side. Saw a number of men wheeling large trolleys loaded with boxes of goods for shops up and down a couple of steep hills (even along the tram lines). Back to the Titanic for a bbq (buffet - such as it was), then an early night ready for tomorrow when we leave ...
... of orange juice. Everyone took one, and then after a few minutes he came back and asked for 5TL per glass. One of the other men on the tour, said it was usual to tell a person there was a charge, rather than just give him the drink and then demand money. I said the same thing, and obviously the guy didn't give a toss. We paid the 15TL ($7.50), but the amount really wasn't the issue. It made me very cross.
The tour guides ...