Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... Liberty (minus the torch) under the dome. It's an amazing place and my favorite of all sites in Istanbul.
We also visited the Blue Mosque and the Underground Cistern. The Underground Cistern was a little on the creepy side. We descended several stairs to this underground reservoir that was built to provide water to the city in case of a shortage. The columns that hold the brick ceiling are from Roman ruins around the city with no two columns exactly the same. It was very dark and ...
... blue tiles that decorate the interior. Overall it felt a lot like a giant cathedral but much lighter and less ominous feeling. After the mosque we walked across to the Hagia Sophia. It was converted from a mosque into a museum in the thirties and so it has both Muslim and Christian art and symbolism. There was a golden mosaic of Mary and Christ on the ceiling that had been covered in plaster for hundreds of years but they uncovered it when it became a museum so it looks ...
... will visit the numerous rock carved churches and Uchisar. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.
(Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch)
Cappadocia Tour 2
Breakfast ,another full day tour this time to visit the famous Derinkuyu Underground City. Afterwards a short hike through the green Ihlara Valley along the stream visiting some of the churches along the way. Stop in Belisirma for lunch and then on to Selime for a panoramic view. visit the ...
... some beer and sat around chatting and enjoy the fragrant apple and strawberry smoke. I couldn't puff as much as the boys but it was a funny experience. We got some dinner as well and stayed there till about midnight when Jessy and I went up to the Blue Mosque to get some night photos.
The area between the 2 mosques was full with hundreds and hundreds of people on push bikes. We walked through them all trying to ...
... very clean, warm and just a little embarrassed. It was a great experience but I don't know if I could do it regularly.
We finished the night by visiting a dance club in Istanbul's main party district with all 45 of the visiting Belgian students. This isn't really my scene but after a few beers we were all out there dancing with them. I'm not sure if they where impressed or just very entertained with my dancing but they all watched.
I had a lot of fun but ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking