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Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... in 19th century, is one of the most glamorous palaces in the world. It was the administrative centre of the late Ottoman Empire with the last of Ottoman Sultans residing there.
Mehmet the Conqueror had Rumeli Hisarı built in a mere four months in 1452, in preparation for his siege of Byzantine Constantinople. For its location, he chose the narrowest point of the Bosphorus, opposite Anadolu Hisarı, which Sultan Beyazıt I had built in 1391. By doing so, ...
... a mosque many years later. As a result of this back and forth, it houses the strangest mix of art from both religions. The roof features frescos of Jesus, Mary, Angels and various farm animals. The sides of the interior walls are covered in giant discs inscribed with some kind of Islamic prayer. The tiles of the walls are distinctly Arabic, yet the panels near the altar are unquestionably European in origin. It’s remarkable that this blend has been respected and preserved. After ...
... if it was an open tour. For $20, I took a tour on the boat up the Bosphoros Straight, past the amazing old and new architecture in this huge city of 20 million people. I drank a cup of apple tea as the sites went by. Mid-cruise, we stopped in a little town for an optional buffet lunch. I skipped the lunch since we were meeting at 6pm for our Overland Tour final dinner. So, I bought a couple snacks and sat in the park overlooking the body of water. Sunset was a very ...
... Bazaar. That was colorful and fun.....but since we are still using the spices we brought home from another trip, we promised each other we would not buy any more!! The hanging dried vegetables come from older times when the Turks would freeze dry their food for the winters; there were eggplant, green and red peppers, tomatoes and squash. ...
... wegen eines Sicherheitsrisikos aber die Auflagefläche ist viel kleiner was sich im Sand als ungünstig erweist. Er zeigte mir dann noch 2 Reifen mit den richtigen Dimensionen. Beide waren aber schon gebrauchte. Ich fragte was er dafür noch wolle. 8% Rabatt für einen gebrauchten! Definitiv nein.
3. Der eine Reifen war 9 Jahre alt. Man sollte so alte Reifen nicht mehr benutzen.
4. Reifen falsch montiert. Es gibt eine Drehrichtung ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet