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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... they certainly didn't dampen our enthusiasm for the place. A nice touch we found on our return to the hotel room was the sprinkling of our bed cover with rose petals in the shape of a heart - see the photo. Do they realise that we're old-timers who have been married for 47 years? At dinner time we decided to head out for something to eat. The rain was absolutely pelting down, but we needed sustenance. The very helpful fellow on the front desk ...
... and found our way back to our hotel, we grabbed a meal and our feet had had enough. The weather was perfect which made it a nice day.
The beer is good here but the wine is terrible.
The next day we walked to the Grand Bazaar, it was about 15 minute walk and again the weather started out good, but then turned and rained for a lot of the day. The grand Bazaar was interesting, was rather large and could ...
... me why is it called the blue mosque when its a different colour. I told him about the fine Iznik tiles it is lined with inside which are blue hence the name. I had printed out the prayer timings because the mosque closes about five times a day during prayer. The 17th century building is one of the few mosques that have six minarets. Also, in the corner of the complex is a smaller mosque that has the tomb of Sultan Ahmed I, who has given his name (officially) to the mosque. The ...
... sleeping areas. The beds are black leather couches with small raised sides; to stop you falling out presumably! I look around and see that the other occupants are all dark skinned – African or Arabic. I ponder why no whites? I array my bags around me so I can keep in contact with them and settle down to sleep; I am so tired.
I sleep for only a short while but it is enough to recharge my batteries – it is time for food. I get my stuff together and head back to ...
... rush hour" it would seem. The city, formerly known as Constantinople of course, is steeped in more than two thousand years of history, equal in scope and grandeur (though not quite as ancient) to that of Rome, or Athens. The most important trade routes, by sea and by land, between Asia and Europe came through Istanbul, and the ancient Persians, Macedonians, Greeks and Romans all defended it's location in their time, on the strategic Bosphoros Strait. ...