Taksim Gonen Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
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... of Istanbul. It was a good idea, but there was so much vibration in the ship getting a sharp photo was impossible. Back to the cabin for another nap until the commodore woke me up at 10:45 to tell us we were leaving. Not really wanting to get up I got dressed anyway, and staggered up to my spot on top of the ship. What I saw when I got up there made getting out of bed so worth it. Sailing out of Istanbul at night was one of the most incredible sights I've ...
... was that good. Added to that was a traditional lettuce salad with tomatoes, cucumbers and parsley and of course, bread. A most amazing meal eaten with lovely people on the calm and sparkling sea.
When things were cleaned up we sailed off to another spot to swim. We were very close to shore where an old resort used to be right next to a small mound of dirt and rocks. We were greeted by singing sea gulls who were flying ...
... the old and the new. Charming and not overrun by tourists yet. Go and explore it before the big highway is built along the North Coast! Now in progress.
Following the Black Coast
Making my way to Istanbul I decide to follow the small road along the coast. Giving me some days at the beach and stunning coastal views. The road goes up and down (have to use 1st gear sometimes) green hills, playing hide and seek with the sea and the ...
... airport station. I then walked from the station to the terminal, checked in, went through passport control, then security and then got breakfast.
After a quick snack i went to the gate and read while waiting for the plane.
Soon enough i was on the plane and watched big bang theory, but it was a short flight and soon we were in Istanbul. I got off and headed through customs and immigration. I had to get a visa, i did that ...
... guest of dolphins accompany our cruise for part of our journey. I didn't even know dolphins swam in these waters so it was a wonderful surprise!
Istanbul has been my favorite city that I have visited, thus far (in ALL my travels) because of the cultural authenticity!! I'm getting depressed even thinking about leaving! We leave for Bulgaria in the morning! I'll miss you, ...