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- Wheelchair accessibility
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TripAdvisor Reviews Seminal Hotel Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... his wing and ordered for us, an imposing selection of soups, salads, appetizers and mains. Everything was delicious but If we continue to eat at this pace, they're going to have to roll us out of Turkey. The restaurant is near one of the most important mosques in Istanbul so we dined among the local clergy. We are definitely not in ...
... was given that. Last night, I did get one of the best tables. So, I think the lesson from this is that you have to make them want your business. Last night, I stood by the outside menu, still undecided. They were the ones who convinced me to eat there. Yes, that is how it works here, I guess like all tourist places. They actively try to get you in. Today, I just waltzed in. After dinner, I walked across the Galata bridge during the sunset, and I was lucky to ...
... had to brush off my haggling skills. I relearned how bartering can be exhilarating and satisfying, but after a couple of days you really just want fixed prices. Annie was awesome to watch haggle. Always calm, never any ********, very straight forward. At one point she lags behind me for a bit and then pops back beside me with a new pair of sunglasses. She said they asked for 65 Turkish lira, and she got them down to 10. Took her all of 30 seconds. We also went to ...
... just entered. The bus continues forward. The car continues backward. The tourist crowd gasps. The car and bus negotiate and everyone is safe. I want to get back on the ship.
We continue the tour and get off at the Sofia (Wisdom) a little more than an hour before it closes.
Originally built in the Byzantine empire as a church, then taken over by the Ottoman Empire and made into a mosque, then taken back, it is amazing how ...
... cucumber and olives. Yumm. Milly, however, managed to talk me into letting her have French toast. By then it was getting really hot, so we had a few hours rest at home before dragging David out for a wander around the area and a walk down the the harbour by the Golden Horn, where we came across the fish market and some really basic restaurants with plastic chairs on a dirt floor. Of course being right next to the fish market ...