TripAdvisor Reviews Nazar Hotel Istanbul
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... queue, if that's what you want to call it, was massive! There were 100's of people all over the place- no order to it what so ever! It took us 1 & 1/2 hours to get through!! The airport is huge- you have to get on a train to take you to the baggage collection area, it felt like it'd never end! Luckily our hotel/ B&B had arranged a car to collect us- he had a plaque with Paul's name on- we felt quite important (well I did and it wasn't even my ...
... delight and little wedding favour baskets. Soooo cute. We had our last evening walk across the bridge just as the sun was setting over the city. The fishermen were out in full force as usual and we watched a few reel some in. We walked under the bridge where we found all of the fish restaurants. Sue had decided to have pot kepab the last main meal on the like of Turkish main meal delights so we didn't have a meal there, though it was tempting. We then started the walk up the ...
... things. Lunch was Turkish pizza and a salty drink made of yoghurt and water-- experience of a lifetime. If I have another lifetime I might volunteer to drink it again. We bade farewell to John and Connie and made our own way back across the Bosphorous. We walked to the Blue Mosque stopping at the two obelisks outside. One was taken from Egypt in Roman times and has been in place for about 2000 years. How they got it there is a mystery because it's solid sandstone, about 20 ...
... and Ozkan and their Turquoise House helped make Turkey our favorite. These two are as charming as their newly renovated 120+ yr old Greek house in Balat. Balat is a very old Jewish, Greek, Armenian neighborhood. It is picture perfect. So much so that Skyfall, as well as many other movies, were filmed on its old cobblestone streets. Now the neighborhood is home to conservative Turks, as well as Syrian refugees. The women wear hijabs, aka head scarves, but very often a full ...
... Mihrau points to Mecca, a guide for Muslims during prayer. The Minbar is the location for delivering sermons in the mosque. The mosque itself is devoid of any depictions of religious figures, as Muslim tradition forbids the depiction of God. Calligraphy denotes the names of important figures in the Mosque, such as Allah, Mohammed, the first four Islamic popes, and some of the most influential Caliphs. Visiting the Mosque causes me to ...
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