- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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We found the Surmeli hotel to be very comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful.
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... to the eye, this just seemed a bit overhyped. Now, if I had full access to everything on my own with my camera and wasn't freezing in my socked feet, things might be different. However, that was not the case and I was surrounded by many other tourists who, unfortunately, do not have the same tact as I like to think I have and make places like the Blue mosque lose some of their essences because of the pushing, shoving, shuffling, talking loudly, inconsiderate ...
... impression on the new Ottoman rulers and they decided to convert it into a mosque. The bells, altar, iconostasis, and sacrificial vessels and other relics were removed and the mosaics depicting Jesus, his Mother ...
... nine Islands in the Sea of Marmara also being the most touristy. During the Byzantine era the Island was a place of exile now evolved to a popular destination for the Istanbulites to escape the hectic city life. Silence rules on the Island as cars and motorized vehicles are banned!
I decide to take a stroll in the silence in search for the tranquil pine-forest. The silence is only interrupted by horse carriages ...
... all of the dogs had chips in their ears. They all looked healthy and well fed, clean coats and seemed to understand the people and the traffic. Dogs would sleep in the middle of parks and cats would take cover near shops. I would have pet and played with them all if I knew they were all friendly, and free of flees. But they were fun to watch.
After lunch, we made our trek back toward the hotel and passed the grand bazar on the way. The day was ...
... Mohammed's shirt is in a silver chest that is opened once a year. Apparently a mad rush, and given the rush just to see his beard, it would no doubt be bedlam. Now it's time for the bazaar. OMG. 3600 stalls. So overwhelming that Alan gets queezy and Jeff quickly volunteers to take him back to the hotel. Apparently Montezuma can take his revenge outside Mexico. Best lines in the market by those trying to get us to lose our ...