Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
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... We met his mother and two of her friends who knew a little English so we sat and had tea with them trying to communicate as best we could. They all knew a little English and Angie knew a little Turkish so we managed. It was fun and they were very gracious. His mother even let me hold her 5 month old baby. I was grateful because I needed a baby fix.
It has been a good experience being in a very traditional Muslim city where many of the ...
... deter Islamic States. He told us he was Kurdish from Eastern Turkey and his brother is actually a Peshmerga and in the battles right now. He also said that Turkey's reluctance to fight was because this would help the Kurds - a race that the Turkish government isn't a big fan of .....but this seems a very short sighted stance given the way that IS are tearing up the Middle East. That brief conversation brought home to us the reality of ...
... tried not to sleep. I did doze on and off but mostly I've been awake. Next entry will be from Melbourne. ... 2.24pm in Istanbul, 10.24pm here in Melbourne. I'm on the SkyBus heading home. We landed on time at 9.20pm and no problems with duty free or customs. Getting our luggage however took an eternity. Tram after this then front door. Should be home by 11.15pm or thereabouts. ... 10.58pm - just walked in the front door. It's been a wonderful European vacation. That's all ...
... We toured the gardens instead and had a fun family picture taken, with me dressed up as the Sultan and K and Anna as members of the harem.
After some souvenir browsing, we got back to our hotel. No sooner had we closed the door to the room when the front desk called to let us know the taxi had arrived. We closed up our one bag, loaded into the taxi, and were quickly on our way, reaching the airport in less time than the night before.
... was the Grand Baazar where we purchased some ceramics and leather items :0)
Day two had us on the Bosphorous waters, where I was amazed how busy it was! So many industrial boats! Very cool to see how this was such a logistic and commercial hub due easy access to the waterways, and how close the Asian and European sides were situated. A stop we had was a small fishing village..which must be completely dead during non tourist ...