- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... famous landmarks, that I was witnessing something really special here.
Although we were starting to fade, we decided to be brave and explore the Grand Bazaar. Thankfully it wasn't as busy as expected, although the shopkeepers here were more pushy. When we walked past they'd shout ' Swedish ? Finnish ? Australian? '. When we said that we were visiting from New Zealand, you'd hear a whole chorus of 'Kia Ora Bruv !'. Felt just like home. Ha ! The Bazaar ...
... is! There were two young western couples on the bus and quite a few Turkish people.
The bus dumped us about 15km out of the city in a massive bus terminal area with no building and no ATM at about 9.00pm. We didn't have any Turkish Lira and wandered around for a while looking for a taxi. The only one we could find was broken down! Eventually we made our way over to another huge bus departure area across a busy freeway and found ...
... my dad and I played a game of tag but then he quit for some reason I do not know. When I went back down, I saw a few dances, but my favorite one was where two men dressed in costumes made as a man and woman. The men inside the costumes had to keep their arms above their heads so they could do the dance correctly, and their arms and head were made to look like giant hats. They had animated faces painted on the chests of their t-shirts. This was more of a comedians ...
... the pics that plaster was left in tact on parts of the mosaics, and some mosaics are still in the process of being revealed. We really want to go back and spend some time in Istanbul. It's a beautiful city, half of which lies in Europe (the residential section) and the other half lies across the Bosphorus River in Asia (the industrial section). There is so much history there. Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Emperors, Cesar's, ...
... a late lunch will surfice. My Adana Kebab (minced lamb and beef) with pounded wheat(?) was outstanding, and the accompanying Effes washed away any frustrations.
In the late afternoon we headed for the Blue Mosque, blue since the marble has a slight bluish tinge (Ian!). The picture shows a massive queue to get in. It's free but we hit prayer time and so hundreds were waiting to get inside. We felt a little like the picture of the little boy by the time we got ...