Point Hotel Barbaros
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... throughout our stay) with a bottle of Turkish white wine which was surprisingly nice! We were recommended to visit Taksim Square as it was the Champs Élysées of Istanbul - which makes me think our hotel concierge assumed as we were women that liked to shop. We took the tram up there, once we managed to figure out how to get the token for it. The tram was an interesting experience, crammed which is not an issue ...
... kebap). They were tasty (not the best I have ever had) but they filled the void. All that was needed now was a shower and some sleep (the shower was awful, as was the hostel, and the sleep was interrupted). Lauren thought about leaving, but considering we had already paid, we decided we would just deal with it. Tomorrow is a new day by the way.
The plan for today was to go an check out the Old City. After a quick Kebab for brekky, we were ready to ...
... since we got to see the sun set over the city..and I mean the entire city. We got tea and Turkish coffee at a cafe on top of one of Istanbuls 7 hills...and when we tried to order the check, the waiter brought us some chai tea...needless to say our ride home was upbeat...that jittery inability to continue sitting led us to get off the return bus early and do some night exploring at Taksim Square. The only way to describe this place ...
... was very strange. We walked past a sweet shop and sweets fell from a shelf in the store of their own accord, and people were acting crazy like animals before a storm, and it was very windy - very odd! We went to dinner up the street because of the rain.
Ultimate cultural experience of the day: seeing the harem at Topkapi Palace.
On Monday morning we were picked up outside our apartment at 6.30am by a transfer service to go to Gallipoli. ...
... inextricably entwined with the past, present and future of the region.
On a base level, the impact of language is immediately noticed. The term Mzungo is a great example. Originally used to describe white skinned government officials who moved around observing and not seeming to do very much - it now literally refers to any white person. We were sceptical as to the universal innocence of its use but were assured by white folks on the ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center