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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... passed the washing areas where worship pets were washing their hands and feet. When we got the tourist entrance if wearing shorts or did not have headwear you were given sarong type outfit to wear. We then had to take off our shoes and put them into plastic bags. Once inside it was very crowded and noisy. I was surprised kids were running around in the prayer area. All U.S. tourists were packed into the pack of the building and there were stacks of us. I guess ...
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From the second courtyard we entered the famous Harem. Only part of it was open to visitors, but due to the vastness of it, even that took quite a while to see. There were different apartments for the sultan, the Queen Mother, princes and other members of the sultan's family, ...
... sing along to Rhianna for a few hours - quite loud to. She was pretty good so it's ok.
Turkey airport was pretty busy! We grabbed some random food thing with pastry and beef mince or something.. I didn't really know but it was awesome. I'm always into trying anything, as long as it's food!
So we hopped on our transfer to the hotel. HOLY ****! I don't think ...
... so filled with the ancient, it has to be taken in context. There was a successful culture here far before the Ottomans carried Islam into Istanbul. One ongoing example is the Basilica Cistern, an enormous water supply dug into the rock below the Sultanahmet neighborhood by the Romans. It has been held up for centuries by columns, perhaps cast off from other buildings, that support a brick, coffered ceiling. The recycled columns have been put into more utilitarian use by ...
... and strategic location, the historic city (called Byzantium in ancient times, then Constantinople, then finally Istanbul in 1928) has always played a key role in the region and has served as the capital of four empires: the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Latin Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. We were excited to be here.
Our driver had a hard time finding our apartment, and for good reason. Located down the hill from Taksim square, it was nested ...