Santa Sophia Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... Ottoman era waterfront houses, creating a spectacular visual effect.
Another beautiful Baroque style building caught my eye is the Küçüksu Kasrı. I was unable to identify the building, but Filiz provided me with the name and some history. It turns out that the palace was also designed by the Armenian architects,Garabet Amira Balyan and Nigogayos Balyan. No wonder I was struck by the beauty of the palace! It was built in 1856-57 as a ...
Once we finally arrived in our hotel in Istanbul (9 am the next morning) we were so tired that we slept almost the whole day. In between sleeping we ate beautiful food and decided that food was definitely not a reason to visit Iran.
Now we are sitting in the lounge at Istanbul airport where the adventure began three weeks ago and are waiting for the flight back to ...
Such a busy day again. First stop the Blue Mosque - had to cover up with a headscarf which was fine; one of our guides forgot where we were going and wore shorts - he had to wear a wrap as a skirt - very funny. We were lucky and did not have to queue. The mosque certainly deserves it's reputation - wonderful mosaics, beautifully balanced architecture and a ...
... What an amazing place full of colour, scents, crowds, and noise! Stall holders called out to passing tourists trying to sell you their goods. We purchased some Turkish pastries and looked at many other trinkets and goodies, but decided to wait until we went to the grand bazaar the next day.
After a quick shopping spree we headed to the water. The ...
... with minced meat. We call it Turkish pizza. Of course various types of kabab is ubiquitous. Its easy to find salads too!
Planning for the Next Year
I went with Dave to the dentist the day he got his root canal but the other times he went by himself while I studied guide books and Internet for both our Central Asia trip and Turkey. It gets difficult to stay focused on one job.