- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Riots, bed bugs and robberies. We have had great luck over our near 6 months backpacking and have never had problems bigger than grumpy staff and a lack of toilet paper in our hostels. We make it to our final backpacking destination, Istanbul, and we get quite the combo of drama! We also had a great time though, Istanbul is amazing. We hostel hopped around the city for a week, both to best explore the huge city and also because our second hostel had the ...
... museum with beautiful examples of Turkish tiles from the 14th century on.
Outside of the archeological museum is a beautiful park and a restaurant where we had lunch. There is a small cafe at the museum which has coffees and baklava. Of course, we sampled that. We then took the tram back to the port and walked to our ship. Tonight we eat in the Oriental restaurant and sail for Kavala.
... incredible produce. There are rows and rows of Turkish delight and spices which creates a stunning array of colours and textures. A big part of the experience is bartering a good price; it's considered rude in Turkey if you don't try and get a lower price, so don't feel rude, it's just a way of life for them! I enjoyed this bazaar so much that I actually visited it 4 times! I also visited the Grand Bazaar which you should definitely ...
... known as the Circumcision Room (built in 1640), was empty as we stepped in. It is known for rare specimens of Ottoman tiles.
We made our way toward the Harem, stopping into the Imperial Counsel chamber on the way, another glitzy room with colorful walls and ceilings.
As we made our way into the harem, which contain the apartments for the Sultan, his mother and crown prince, we began ...
... to amusement of the entire bar. We sat in the lanes smoking sheesha and drinking tea watching the herds of locals, who only seem to come out at night, happily socialse.
We were slowly walking home through the main pedestrian boulevard, dodging not only the merging humans, but an uneven platform of bricks below our feet; when we noticed the jam packed collective of people scattering to the sides. Ahead of us, was a monstrosity of a space ship roaring down the ...