TripAdvisor Reviews Nazar Hotel Istanbul
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... 4 of the way, so the climb wasn't too arduous. It was certainly worth the wait, and Brian took quite a few pictures. We then wended our way back on foot, taking a few wrong turns on the way, to our hotel. That night, we decided to try a different restaurant, also recommended to us by the hotel staff, in the nearby restaurant precinct in Cankutaran Cadessi. Again, it was a great experience. We love Turkish food - all the fresh salads, the spicy meats and ...
After only a few hours of sleep it was time to get up again. Breakfast with Irish Salmon and a big cup of coffee should get me going. The weather this morning wasn't quite as marvellous as the days before. Seems like it is time to go now. Today there are a couple of things going on, there is a German-wide Blitzmarathon where police tell you that they are setting up loads of speed cameras (We witnessed this on the way to the airport - only ...
... the Blue Mosque, a few other lesser known mosques, Topkapi Palace, the Basilica Cistern, and the Grand Bazaar. Although the architecture and designs of the mosques were impressive, it seemed quite intrusive to be walking into places of worship for our touristy enjoyment. The Grand Bazaar, which is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, was congested with stalls full of the same gifts, spices, teas, and whatever we consider "Turkish". ...
Bolu to Istanbul was to be a handy enough ride of 160 miles or so. As we got closer to the city the temperature started to rise as did the levels of traffic we had to deal with.
Before the bridge over the Bosphorus we must have filtered our way through six or seven miles of stationary traffic. By now the temperatures were up at 30C and the bikes were enjoying it as little as the riders were. Once we crossed the bridge and turned off towards the Fatih area and ...
... tops that are used to call muslims to pray.
We also went to Hagia Sophia, it was a christian church for over 900 years! but it was turn into a mosque when the muslims conquered Istanbul about 450 years ago. Then, in the 1970's it was turned into a museum.
It has been raining all day and we are tired so we go back to the hotel to take a break. Then we started off to go to a soccer game. The score was 6-1.
This day was very ...
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