Ramada Kaya Plaza
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
- Swimming pool
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Well here we are in Istanbul after quite a wearisome journey. We booked into our hotel which is quite a long drive from the airport but in the old quarter of Istanbul,and hence near a lot of the places we wished to see. We had breakfast while our room was organised and a lovely breakfast it was too. As it was nearing the end of service some of the dishes were a bit depleted but a great selection of cheese and meats, marinated eggplant, peppers, olives and dried fruits. What I loved was ...
... mandatory. All sorts of nuts are used, here, in Turkey. Trays and trays of baklava are displayed with pride in sweet shops beckoning me as I stare in the shop windows. One store was called: The Baklavatir. "Try me” one sheet of almond baklava calls out to me. The hazelnut says: “I am part of the local culture. You must consume me.” The walnut one is in the corner yells: “You’ve never eaten me before…please take me home.” The ...
... 8220;The Phanar” and its church of St. George was located. Not my hotel hosts, not the first cab driver, not the other cab drivers he asked, not my GPS, none of them. The world center for an important, ancient church that has over 300 million adherents worldwide is in Istanbul, and no one could tell me where to find it. Of course, everyone I asked was Muslim—perhaps including my GPS—because Turkey is something like 98% Muslim today. ...
... not that I wanted dinner at 11pm anyway. We finally made it to our hotel just after 2am so lost 1 night in Istanbul.
Today is the last day of a 4 day Turkish public holiday, the Sacrifice, so the streets are jam packed. It is like Rome on steroids. One street we walked down is reputed to have 1 million people on it during the Sacrifice and today, we were amongst them. Traffic was crazy and when we tried to use a tram, it was impossible ...
... The Blue Mosque operates as a mosque and so we covered up, took off our shoes and went in to see the beautiful blue tiled walls. The Hagia Sophia was built in the 4th century as a Christian church by the Romans and was converted into a mosque in 1453 after the Ottoman empire took control and then it became a museum in the 1930s. Beautiful Christian images covered up by plaster when it became a mosque are now being uncovered and restored. The ...