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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... lot less busy than we had expected, it was also surprising to see that the traditional shops of leather, jewellery, sweets and garments although prominent had given way to the fake handbags and knock off t-shirts more akin to south east Asia.
The biggest surprise of it all however was the prices, we know you are meant to barter and we know Turkey is enjoying some decent prosperity but high end prices for knock off goods and mass produced pashminas is ridiculous.
... Finally, drenched and defeated, Eugene deposited me at a bar with a beer ordered and all the money (Turkish Lira) he had while he went in search of our hotel and a warm dry bed. The hotel staff did not bring me a drink and told me the table I was sitting at was for eating! So I had to stand up under an awning. They finally reneged and I was allowed to sit down. Poor Eugene arrived back about an hour later saturated to the bone! He had a terrible time ...
... see a lot. Istanbul is a great city for strolling, especially outside the tourist area defined by the Grand Bazaar, the Galata Bridge, Topkapi and Sultanahmet. On this day we saw people lowering baskets from their flats to a man selling fruit from a pickup, and women behaving aggressively to piles of wool on the pavement. Then we continued walking down to the aqueduct that crosses Ataturk Blvd, and where there is a ...
... things. Lunch was Turkish pizza and a salty drink made of yoghurt and water-- experience of a lifetime. If I have another lifetime I might volunteer to drink it again. We bade farewell to John and Connie and made our own way back across the Bosphorous. We walked to the Blue Mosque stopping at the two obelisks outside. One was taken from Egypt in Roman times and has been in place for about 2000 years. How they got it there is a mystery because it's solid sandstone, about 20 ...
... amazed me was the exhibits in the treasury. The glass or crystal water flasks in gold holders encrusted with precious stones, the 80 plus carat diamond first found in a rubbish dump and sold for three spoons, the gold plated throne encrusted with emeralds.....
We lined up early for Ayasofya one morning and had a marvellous time admiring the mosaics and paintings. The calligraphy on display there ...