Taksim Gonen Hotel
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... just our own two feet. He kept telling us to buy an Istanbul card ... great value for money. And then when he couldn't persuade us, said that it was too far, uphill, and would take an hour or more. Philip reassured him that we walked half marathons ;)
We had a look at the map and knew roughly where we needed to go. We had to sidestep our way past all the Bosphorus cruise touts ... been there, done that - we stopped ...
... had a lot of foresight. Next was a a visit to the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation, a historic caravanserai holding artefacts from as far back as 7,500 years including the most expensive and valuable collection of Hittite artefacts in the world. We arrived at our hotel, the Movëpick Hotel Ankara and we thought we were in heaven, room 203. I just wish we had of taken a photo of our room. We walked in and had two single beds pushed together for Phil and I and a single bed ...
... gummy, bite-sized confection cubes.
But it isn't just a name. They are indeed delightful, and so small that they are almost irresistible. Their flavors, colors, and ingredients vary widely, but their size and a powdery coating seem almost universal.
Some confection shops serve up lokum with their own unique recipes, and on our first night here we found a shop where it ...
... of a dance, and some of the times the male was trying to propose to the woman (like he wanted to marry her) but all she did was walk away or slap him in the face! Even though my party still had yet to come, this was a great start.
Even though the day after my birthday is not my birthday I had to have my party then because the day before we had to take the tour of the city and that took a long time. So, I started my party by going to an amusement ...
... currency. He had intended going to an ATM before he started buying things but got a bit carried away. The end result was that the merchant received a mixture of TL cash, TL on credit card plus some euros in cash. The negotiation became very complicated. Eventually, we reached our destination, the Spice Market. It really is an amazing place. Nowadays it is slightly touristy in the more accessible parts, but plenty of locals shop there and it isn't to hard to ...