Star Hotel Istanbul
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
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... this is an heirloom to be passed through the family for generations". The final rug presented was a 6' X 8' silk rug costing 26K Euro, but we were offered the "special" price of 20K Euros. The members of our tour group were impressed but no one threw down their AMEX card!
After "escaping" the rug and jewelry shop, we were given 45 minutes to wander around Istanbul's Grand Baazzar.....one of the largest markets I have ever seen in my life! The merchants and ...
... Another emperor to adorn the Hippodrome was Theodosius the Great, who in 390 brought an obelisk from Egypt and erected it inside the racing track. Carved from pink granite, it was originally erected at the Temple ...
... saw Logan walking toward me to make sure I was alright. So that was the end of the post office and we would be lugging everything back with me for the remainder of the trip.
We packed the last of our items and headed to the bus stop to get to the airport. This was an interesting bus ride. We got on with a large group of South Africans who had just finished a dance competition. There were 3 dancers and their 3 mothers. This meant 6 large ...
... 5 for the audio guide, but I didn't get much out of the Chora Church - only spending about 15 minutes there. Yes, the mosaics are amazing and the best in Istanbul, but I didn't feel it was worth the entry fee. After the Church, I walked down to the Golden Horn - a large bay off of the Bosphoros Straight. I was amazed by the number of jellyfish that are living there - such beautiful but terrible creatures. At 1:20 I walked by a tour boat that looked ready to depart so I asked ...
... there was not a cruise ship in his view!)
Like I said, I didn't see much of the Palace and one of the things I missed was the Harem. Yup, harems were for real! In fact, the last concubine left the Palace in 1909.
World War I brought an end to the Ottoman Empire.
Today's sightseeing is over...our tour with SmarTours has come to a close. Riding ...