Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... petty officers had more space. It was really hot below and this was not the height of summer and nor was the kitchen in use. The kitchen display had a list of provisions provided for each day of the week with a variation for Ramadan. Huysein translated the words of the crew here for us.
Over on the ferry (we didn’t get out of the van this time), the same lunch spot (lamb kebabs were nice and the rest as yesterday so not) and a pit stop at a petrol station saw ...
... hike through a creepy pine forest gave a new definition to the word humid. My shirt had nearly changed colour by the time we reached the top. Chelsea kept checking her **** because "it better be amazing after this.." We finally reached the sulphur pits. It honestly looked like about half a dozen little camp fires surrounded by dehydrated tourists on the side of a hill.when we reached the top, fire was the last thing we wanted to see. After an ...
... no statues, paintings or other adornments. A short walk and we are in the famous Spice Markets which was a highlight. Every single spice and flavouring known to man is on display and the aromas fill the nostrils. Stalls of Turkish delicacies including Turkish Delight, Baklava and a thousand others are all available. One guy had a small stall selling counterfeit bank notes, I did consider buying a bag of €100 Euro notes to drop into Greece in a few days time, but was not ...
... all the way too the end and found ourselves in the world’s largest second hand costume shop. Here we tried on hats until we were told that the place had been closed for an hour and they’d just forgotten to lock the door. I promised Lily we would return, then we had dinner inside a beautiful arcade just off the main street. We had fried calamari, deep fried courgettes and a kind of Turkish Salsa. It was all very good and we returned home tired but ...
... that we didn't enjoy the attractions... Hagia Sofia, the museum that was built originally as a Christian Church and then taken over by the Ottomans as a mosque . We paid for a guide who sacrificed information on the Hagia Sofia for lessons on the Muslim culture and if we didn't believe him we could check the facts on Wikipedia, Google or You Tube was interesting! The Blue Mosque was more impressive outside than in and we really enjoyed ...