Star Hotel Istanbul
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... was definiately worth visiting, some pics attached. Another place worth mentioning was an area called Tunel and Taksim, across the Bosphorus Strait. We travelled by 'Tramvay' (street tram) and the Tunel 'Tunnel' which is an underground train, the shortest subway in the world with just two stops. So we walked from Tunel station to Taxim along Istiklal Cad whichis one long wide street lined with shops, restaurants, cafes..you name it, its there.
A nice change ...
... but the cute Turkish man scared us by sticking his hands through holes in the wall just as we were rounding a corner. Another reason to love Turkey; the people here are funny and kind; a great combo!
We spent our last night in our cave room ...
... tried to talk me into two full days of touring and when I told him I planned on relaxing and exploring on my own, he gave me the stink eye so I 'caved’ and signed up for a one day tour (wimp). The ‘caved’ is in parenthesis because the hotel was a cave hotel and the room I stayed in was a cave. Do you get it, I ‘caved’ in. No, ok, onto my story. So after two nights and days in Cappadocia, I flew back to Istanbul just in time ...
... this type of advertising while studying in America!)
We returned by commuter ferry to the European side, but then went straight over to the ferry terminal for the 2 hr cruise. Little D sat right down by the window, drumming on the window sill, watching the seagulls, happy as a clam. That is, until the ferry started to move, then he was a little wiggle worm who wouldn't sit still. He went up and down and up and down - up into arms, down on ...
... In fact, Turkey has the most mosques per capita within any Muslim dominated country.
We were swept up in the crowd moving up the main street of 'old’ Istanbul. It is the final days of Ramadan (a lunar month dedicated to fasting, one of the five pillars of Islam) and the streets were packed with tourists and locals alike. Following Ramadan there is a customary holiday called Eid ul-Fitr. Eid means festivity and Fitr means breaking the ...
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