Santa Sophia Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Adjoining Rooms
- Concierge desk
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... entrance to the Bosphorus Strait from the Black Sea. It will be finished by the end of the year, and will have 10 lanes and 2 tramlines going to and from the Asian and the European sides of Turkey.
We also had four of the five Royal Palaces pointed out and described for us. The fifth is the Topkapi Palace, which is our neighbour and the one we can see from our window.
It had been ...
... Meanwhile we all sat waiting for the bus and tried the Turkish bread SImit It is shaped like a pretzel and has sesame seeds on the top. Apparently it is coated with grape juice to give it its brown colour. It was quiet nice. Han had the driver drive us around in the bus and then we drove back to the boat. When we boarded Alan was not back on the boat but when we went to the Passport bar to take a group photo he had arrived back safely. He had sat for about an hour at ...
... much slipped 6000 times! We clearly couldnt understand the signs that read "Dikkat! Ziman", ah yeah....translation..."Attention! Slippery"
We headed outside towards the Grand Bazaar. This is an outdoor area with massive markets - a hotspot for tourists. A local tried convincing us to come into his shop. "where you from?"
"Oh Gday mate". The people everywhere say the exact same thing. ...
... of Saffron for 2 Dollars (!). It's a shame that if i tried to take some home i would most likely be jailed on arrival by customs.
We emerged from the Spice bazaar and followed the tramlines toward Sulten Ahmet square, site of the famous blue mosque. On the way we spotted a large queue leading into a small building and a little British voice in the back of my head said, 'Join it'. Luckily this happened to be the entry to the Basilica Cisterns. Built in ...
... day in Istanbul was centered around tourist activities (on Sam Jackson's birthday), we let Sam Jackson decide what we would do the following day. He did some research online, and Caroline gave him a list of "kid friendly" activities that had been suggested by our tour guide. Of all the possible choices (car and train museum, Miniaturk park, playgrounds) he chose Vialand, a Six Flags-like amusement park on the outskirts of Istanbul. While not exactly what Caroline and ...