Star Hotel Istanbul
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... approached by a guy who said he wanted to show us his shop, obviously we didn't really pay attention but lo and behold, he was right there when we got out of the cistern. So with reluctance from TL, Kevin followed him and he ended up being this really nice guy who never once asked us to purchase something. But in Kevin fashion we sat there talking for 30 MINS. We finally made it to the Grand Bazaar with a million shops. After that we found a quaint little ...
... The photos I took don't even do the place justice. I didn't stay long as the throng of tour groups was starting to get to me so I headed out in search of the hippodrome and basilica cistern. I found the cistern easy enough and went exploring for half an hour or so. From there I headed to the hippodrome to take photos of the various monuments along the way. My next stop was the grand bazaar. By this point it was crazy hot and I was a bit over it. I walked ...
... rioting that happened a few years back, and although it is calmer now, there is still a strong police presence. They seemed friendly enough, but it's hard not to be intimidating when you’re carrying an AK-47. We found the bus stop and remarked at how quiet it seemed. How wrong we were. When our bus arrived about 100 hundred panicked Turkish people materialised and threw themselves at the doors. We were swept in with flow of bodies and stood, packed ...
... Austrians have been excavating the site over the last 120 years and have uncovered only 15% of the total city.
We wandered through the ancient shopping precinct and the huge market plaza. Had a quick look in the public toilets that in the day had running hot and cold water with wine vinegar to eliminate the smell.
We then traveled to the temple of Artemus where there also exists a Mosque and the Church of John the Baptist.
We continued on to the house of the Virgin Mary ...
... me to a bench, took off my towel and sat me on the bench. I was now fully naked, and looking at a few other women who were all getting the same treatments. The woman who guided me took the gold bowl and dipped it full of water from the full marble sink and started to pour the water across my body. I just thought to myself that there is no room for shyness anymore. I was also glad that I didn't wear my underwear. I saw a few other women still in theirs and I could only imagine ...