Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... rubbing alcohol and wiped them ... so ... ) It's funny that the salon was run by men. Was watching a doc earlier today where a Turkish woman said most hairdressers are men, and it's true. Went to Starbucks afterward, hoping to use wifi. I hate how every public wifi place sends a confirmation code to your phone -- that I can't receive with my network turned off -- before you can use the internet. Same with stupid Starbucks. Their drinks are cheaper here, though; 6 TL for a tall ...
... covering large areas. We walked through the building and was surprised to find a reasonable modern railway station in operation on the other side.
Our feet aching and a thirst coming on we made our way towards the hotel but stopped at the Red River(nothing to do with Winnipeg) Bar. Effes beer to the rescue.
This would be our last day in Istanbul. Tomorrow we head towards Galipolli and Canakkle.
... washed down with a couple of sneaky beers - they were served in paper cups as they probably not licensed. Then back to the ship for a bit of rest and recreation around the pool so we could get ready for another round of eating and drinking tonight. Amazingly, we have both lost weight probably due to all the walking we have been doing thanks to AJG's arthritis having diminished greatly probably due to the new natural remedy he has been ...
... came across an ice cream man selling dondurma (Turkish ice cream). Half of the experience is simply managing to get a hold of the ice cream; we finally obtained our prize and found that it was quite thick (intentionally made that way in order to delay melting in the heat).
[Our Turkish ice cream experience in HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x4FYuPq 2IU]
The last two places on our to-see list for the day were the Yeni Camii (Yeh-nee ...
... From there we wandered down the street and went into a restaurant that resembled a Bedouin Tent. They had a couple of women making the flat bread with various stuffings at the front of the place, so we opted for one of those with a plate of mixed dips and some fries. It was a great lunch.
We wandered through the narrow back streets where there were heaps of little cafes and wherever there is a café or restaurant or boat ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services