Istanbul Royal Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... dozens of tourists on board, naval ships, and sporty little jetboats.
When we were walking to board the boat, we noticed row upon row of launches for hire - a quick and private way to tour the Black Sea ... but probably out of our price range.
We were served a three course lunch on board and given a commentary on several of the significant features such as the new bridge under construction ...
... and relocated to Istanbul ( then called Constantinople ) by Constantine the Great in 324. It did have a head that was 8 meters until the 17 century. . We continued down the hippodrome to the entrance of the Blue Mosque but the crowds were so big it was decided to leave it till tomorrow. Unfortunately with the turn around and the walk back to the bus we lost Alan. He is about 84 and uses a stick. Simon went to look for him but after about 30 minutes still no sign of ...
... thing so far this trip.. Its an underground area with roughly 360 columns where the cities water used to be stored. It was quiet pretty to see and to think all it was used for was to store the cities water. Unfortunately my photos i can upload at the moment aren't the best quality but nonetheless, it will give you an idea.
I guess it was a bad day to wear thongs. Adam and ...
... to love cats here and everyone leaves out food and shelters for them on the street.
We said goodbye to kittens and made our way to the Tram station. After some confusion we boarded and set off the Eminonu. Here we explored Yeni Camii, or new mosque, which is almost 400 years old, then went into the spice bazaar. It was crowded inside but not overwhelmingly so, and the shopkeepers weren't too pushy. The various shops sold mountains of spices and herbs, ...
... resistance, a belly dancing show. It was dark outside, but we could see many well lit buildings and bridges along the way on both the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus. They also had a DJ onboard who played a variety of dance music after the show ended, so we danced and laughed until the boat returned to shore. As you can imagine, we were completely exhausted by the time we got back to the apartment. Not bad for our first day in Istanbul.