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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... putting six minarets into the roof so it created the illusion of being larger than any other mosque.
Stunningly beautiful inside and out, the predominance of blue tiles gave the mosque its name. Patterns in the red carpet on the floor show the worshipper where to place his knees, hands and head in prayer. There is also a mihrab, or stairs, that indicate the direction of Mecca. Chris, Anna and I had to wear headscarves, and we all removed our ...
... the highlight of the trip so far Hagia Sophia. It started as a church in 700 AD, was turned into a mosque in the 1400s, and is now a museum. At one time it was the largest building in the world and it is quite a sight to see. It has a ramp up to the top story rather than stairs because the wealthy were carried or rode horses up, which we found funny. It is good to be king. Behind it is the Topkapi Palace where the sultans and emperors lived. It has the best views in the city ...
... of diamond to be ogled at in Castle. Had a different expected image of the bazaar in my head - thinking Morocco rather than Istanbul. Lots of beautiful items to see. Plenty of 'special bargains' to be had. On the way we went via a pottery/ceramic demonstration. Okay hot tea and felt obliged to buy something! A small bowl! Also went to see carpet making demo. I talked merino wool and looked at lots but fid NOT buy!! Despite the fabulous shipping options. Tour finished ...
... seems also that religion and local politics are closely intertwined. The Jews being turned away from Temple Mount is one example of this. It makes you realise just how secular New Zealand is.
I've also never seen the Jewish community, much less the more orthodox Jewish community in any real form. From what I've learned it seems incredibly strict, right down to the materials that your clothes need to be made of. Yet, the young Jewish boys I saw around the Old ...
... for the main hub of a major carrier in this part of the world. It is stylish and had lots of little areas to get hot dishes, olives, tea/coffee, veggies items and even booze. Its only drawback--pretty significant--is staff was very slow coming around to take away others' dirty dishes. Email access eventually obtained though a bit wonky.
Emails, web news, walks, peanut runs, a cheeky beer, organizing brick brac already collected all helped to pass the time. ...