Taksim Gonen Hotel
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... You" in particular. Afterwards, we all ended up eating an authentic Turkish dinner at the Sorriso Hotel buffet and I thought that it was savory. The names of the dishes escape me, but we were served a lot of rice and vegetable dishes with baklava for dessert. The flight wore me out for certain though, so all in all I was ready for a good night's sleep and a new day of exploring and ...
I rode from ASAS to the office and collected my rucksack said goodbye to Mark Forrest and Jason, got the security man to take a photo of Charlie Francis with me and set off to the airport. The airport security took a dim view of me riding into the departure terminal but enjoyed the folding of the bike ceremony. Having taken the bike to Bangalore twice I have a well tested procedure and wrap it in an old camping mattress and bubble wrap and ...
... it was about 30 degrees I think and we were all pretty hot.
And that was followed by a rather nice pudding called kuzandibi which we all thought was like a quite thick blancmange but actually is made of sweetened, mildly (I think it was) vanilla flavoured, chicken!! From what I could make out the chicken is boiled up, shredded and eventually turned into a sort of liquidy paste and this pudding is made. It’s sprinkled with cinnamon and was very ...
First full day in Istanbul. We woke up early ( the call to prayer was 4am, but we went back to sleep and woke up again at 7.45). and went to have breakfast - my first Turkish breakfast. We has breakfast in the hotel. (Turkey isn't famous for breakfast). There were eggs, yoghurt and cheese, tomato, cucumber, toast, and cake! Sam ate cake! Then dad made him have some cornflakes. I had some bread with cheese along with a boiled egg with toast. Delicious! ...
... and proud. Those mosques today attract people from around the globe, I feel so blessed to be able to pray there! A bit about the Hagia Sophia, it was a church till the 1500s when Muslims took it over and converted it to a mosque. They covered the crosses and pictures of Jesus with their own calligraphy! The ICA in Dearborn is actually modeled off of it! Then, it was converted to a museum ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility