Santa Sophia Hotel
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... head the opposite direction once I got back to the hotel. The one thing lacking amongst all these weird stores was food! I was becoming increasing thankful I had the foresight to pack cliff bars and trail mix. It’s Istanbul, clearly I wasn’t going to starve to death, but where the heck was the food? Its to the left of the hotel as it turns out. Steak places, kabob places, Italian places, bakery places. A little of everything. Like in Italy, a lot ...
... yech. :) Jim enjoyed it I think? Now the Turkish delight they gave us for dessert was yummy! We all headed up on top deck after lunch to take pictures of the scenery.
Then off the river cruise to tour Istanbul by foot. We saw the Hippodrome on the way to the Blue Mosque. We were then bussed to the Grand Bazaar Market, now that is a place everyone should venture to. Jim bought himself a belt here and ...
Chip and I had decided to "splurge" (40 euro/night) and stay in one of the many cave hotels that offer cozy cave rooms. Since we arrived so early (and didn’t sleep so well on the bus) we parted ways from T&M for a few hours to nap. In the afternoon we met up to eat lunch and chose one of the many hot air balloon companies that thrive in Cappa. After reading the reviews and talking to some of ...
... hour walk here but we enjoyed exploring the city along the way.
We took a more direct route back to the city, along the main road, and enjoyed another ice-cream. We also passed the aquaduct along the way. We stuck with a cheap local place for dinner. We were running out of liras so we were on a budget for dinner tonight.
We got back to the hotel just in time before it started pouring with rain and hailing too!
Monday, 9 ...
... amp; introduced the Catalans to Baklava from our 'favorite’ shop, which Mia enjoyed even more this time (as if that were possible!) when eaten warm! They told us about a place where traditional Turkish food was served and although it was on the main tourist drag it was a great experience. The cold plate appetizer was Mediterranean with a Turkish twist consisting of sumptuous hummus, babaganoush, chutney, salsa and cheese with fresh baquette.
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking