Taksim Gonen Hotel
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... reasonable. Then I realized I didn't see the bus I needed and asked where the bus was. The answer given, "The second one." Ok. Imagine the departure area at ANY airport and the madness that ensues there.. Then imagine a line of buses and a row of buses. From the guys little booth I looked over and saw a row of three buses. And then as I walked away from the booth there was a second bus behind the second bus of the row of three. And there were people waiting ...
... credit cards but most don't so we eventually just decided we'd have to come back. One set of bowls in particular was just too nice for me to walk away from so we asked the guy to hold them for us - fully expecting him to sell them anyway.
We headed out to the Suleymaniye Mosque (the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent). It's quite an impressive complex! It was designed by the architect, Sinan, who is widely recognized as one of the worlds greatest architects, but ...
... in the old part of the city - Sultanahmet. The traffic is diabolical and walking or using the trams looks like the best option. The population of Istanbul is about the same as the entire population of Australia - so life is lived on the street. The evenings are light until about 8pm - so families can be seen sitting out on their front steps, watching the world go by, or actually sitting on a rug on the footpath enjoying dinner in the ...
... on the side or partly mixed with chilled water, according to personal preference. Ice cubes are sometimes added. Dilution with water causes raki to turn a milky-white color, similar to the louche ...
... the mashed beans in a hot pot with pickled veggies and the local corn bread. There were some interesting veggies in the mix - one I've never seen before plus so green tomatoes.
I dressed for a night out and headed out to the theater to see The Nutcracker. The theater was nearly packed and there were lots of kids. The version was quite a bit different from the version I saw in Seattle a couple years ago. The opera house where they normally would perform was ...