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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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The WIFI was sensational so I was able to upload all my pics over that Turkish Coffee and a Cappuccino – the Turkish Coffee was better than their other effort as I slowly sipped and took in the ambiance of the Smokehouse. 13TL for the two coffees and complementary WIFI was an excellent arrangement. The smell of the Hookah pipes wasn’t as bad as sitting with a ...
... water. What with the confusion of the bazaar we managed to come out the other end and go straight over the hill. We finally made it back to the hostel. A few blisters and aching muscles in my legs I didn't know I had. That evening we ventured to the Bosphorous sea, where Jade was staying on a work trip. "It's not too far from where you are, I'll finish at 10, see you then" so we quickly googled mapped it, hmmm seemed like a bit of a walk but hey, I'm always up for ...
... ends here and so I had a few moments amusing myself following the final steps of Langdon down to the far corner where the Medusa columns stand. The Blue Mosque was very beautiful and the lads were most impressed I had turned up with my own scarf to put over my head instead of having to don one of the loaner ones for tourists.
I visited Hagia Sophia a few days later and, while half of the interior was laden with scaffolding and the day was glum ...
... looks down into the ruins of an underground palace. The next morning, our dorm was astir following an inconsiderate roommate. This Korean women came in a 2am, turned on the lights, made the staff remake her bed and a handful of other rude things. She woke us again at 4am and at 6am was up counting coins and slamming locker doors. She apparently asked the hostel staff to call the police on us because we were being unreasonable and rude. She was ...
We intended to visit the Hagia Sophia Museum this morning, but as we had slept in following the trip to Gallipoli yesterday, the queue was a mile long by the time we got there. We resisted the efforts of scalpers and the like and decided to postpone until tomorrow. As an alternative we visited the Basilica Cistern which we had bypassed several times previously without much of a thought. However it turned out to be well worth a visit...a huge underground chamber built ...