The Bostanci Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Bostanci Hotel Istanbul
Room very clean. Hotel staffs are good.
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For six centuries, the Ottoman Empire was pivotal to all interaction between Europe and Asia. The power of the empire declined gradually in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and came to an end with the First World War. By the time of its dissolution in 1923, the Ottoman Empire had shrunk to include only present-day Turkey and northeastern Greece.
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... eyes to which I responded: “Your All Holiness - you don’t know my wife, she will cross-examine me when I return and I don’t want to lie” to which he responded with a smile: “Yes -- better not fib - especially during Lent.” We both chuckled. He invited me to lunch at 1:00 p.m. and out the door I went and into the greeting room to wait for lunch.
Fellow lunch attendees included the ...
... time (and lira) for the Yerebatan Sarayī (that's the Basilica Cistern for those without the benefit of Wikipedia to remind themselves of the proper name), where our observations of people photographing the most banal things imaginable continued.
Thereafter it was the hour of the Assembly of the Travellers, alias the nobly-titled Vodkatrain. Here we discovered that we numbered eleven, thus neatly unsuiting any ...
... Then we got off to walk to the metro station Aksaray. It was super crowded to negotiate the streets with the stroller, and there wasn't any clear signage that pointed out where the metro was. I thought I saw an M and we went up a tiny, crowded lane, followed the crowd and saw the station. It was about a 3 minute walk away. It was really crowded though, and there was a line of cabs outside the station. I thought screw it I'm not negotiating stairs and escalations to get to ...
This morning after breakfast we were heading to Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. On our way we found more shops! Our hotel is in a good spot. We aren't in the old city but it is an easy walk to the sights we want to see. It is also hoped it is in a good location to drive out easily with our hire car!!
We arrived at Aya Sofya and made our way in - WOW. It is hard to believe that it was built 1500 years ago. Also that when it was converted to a mosque ...